Ms. Bacon joined Meketa Investment Group in 2014 and has been supporting public and private investments in natural resources and related infrastructure for 25 years. A Principal of the firm, Ms. Bacon works in the Private Markets Group specializing in real assets. She performs due diligence of private market opportunities, maintains and establishes new relationships with private market firms, reports on private market investments and contributes to the firm’s client service efforts.
Prior to joining the firm, for two and a half years Ms. Bacon was a Real Return Investment Analyst for the New Mexico State Investment Council (NMSIC), which manages the State’s $20 billion Land Grant and Severance Tax Permanent Funds. While at NMSIC, Ms. Bacon managed the real asset and real estate portfolios, including: evaluating existing investments and managers; monitoring portfolio performance and compliance; diligencing new managers and strategies, and shepherding new investments through the review, approval, and execution process. For the dozen years before joining NMSIC, Ms. Bacon was a Principal Technologist at CH2M HILL, a global firm providing full service engineering, consulting, design-build, operations, and program management services in the energy, environmental, nuclear, transportation, and water sectors. Ms. Bacon was aligned with the firm’s Water Business Group and provided consulting services on projects involving water resources, ecosystem management, water and wastewater infrastructure, and utility management. For a previous firm, Ms. Bacon provided consulting services to federal and state agencies, including U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She also worked as an analyst for the Maryland General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ms. Bacon received a Master of Science in Finance with honors from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Duke University. Ms. Bacon holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation and is a member of the CAIA Association®.