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IPA Board of Directors

The IPA Board of Directors consists of senior executive leadership from across the alternative, portfolio diversifying investments (PDI) industry. Each individual is elected to a three-year term, with the latest electees’ terms starting January 1, 2023.


Anya Coverman

President & CEO,
Institute for Portfolio Alternatives

Matt Fries

IPA Chair,
Head of Due Diligence,
Cetera Financial Group

Chirag Bhavsar

IPA Chair-Elect,
CNL Financial Group

Anne-Marie Vandenberg

IPA Chair Emeritus, President & CEO, RREEF Property Trust and Lead Portfolio Manager
of RREEF Management L.L.C. Alternatives

Christina Fast Adamson

Partner and Co-Head of Distribution,
Ares Management Corporation

Jeremy Beal

Managing Director,
Head of Alternative Investments,
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Chase Bolding

Managing Director,
Invesco Real Estate

Alice Connaughton

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Daniel Cullen

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Bill Duffy

Vice President,
Alternative Investments,
Fidelity Investments

Mark Earley

Chief Executive Officer,
Hines Securities Inc.

Nancy Fahmy

Head of Investment
Solutions Group,
Bank of America

Angie Fisher

1st Vice President, Fund Operations – Partner Solutions Group,
CIM Group

Thayer Gallison

Senior Vice President of Capital Markets,
Head of Product Strategy, Cottonwood Residential

James Goedtke

Senior Vice President,
Due Diligence Analyst &
Product Manager,
American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc

Jason Goode

Alston & Bird LLP

Brian Hurley

Managing Partner &
General Counsel, Public Securities,

Doug Krupa

Managing Director,
Co-Head of Private
Wealth Partners,
KKR & Co. Inc.

John McCarthy

Chief Executive Officer of
Starwood Real Estate


Deann Morgan

Paul Mumma

Vice President, Alternative Investments,
Ameriprise Financial

Jerry Pascucci

Managing Director,

Sheila Rapple

Managing Director,
Global Head of Investor Services, Blackstone

Justin Schwartz

Executive Director,

Michael Sealy

Chief Strategy Officer,
Sealy & Company

Chris Shaw

Vice President,
SS&C Technologies


Thomas Sittema

Executive Chairman,
Conversus, a StepStone Company


Steve Snyder

Senior Vice President,
Product Management,
LPL Financial

Brad Sussman

Vice President, Product Development and Research
Alternative Investments, Global Wealth Solutions at Raymond James


Dallas Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer,
Carter Exchange

Patrick Willis

Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth Strategic Partnerships, Blue Owl