Marissa Mahoney is the Director of Partnerships and Alliances at the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC), the trade association and largest network of diverse-owned private equity firms and hedge funds. As Director of Partnerships and Alliances, Marissa leads strategic engagement of the organization’s key industry alliances and corporate partnerships.
Prior to joining NAIC, Marissa was the Director of Education Programs at the Economic Club of Washington, DC. While there, she guided and executed programming for the premier forum for speakers and business leaders in the Washington metropolitan area, including college scholarship programming, nonprofit grant-making, and racial equity efforts. Marissa led the expansion of critical academic and career supports, including mentoring and internships, for students from the District through engagement with regional business executives and companies.
Before the Economic Club, Marissa worked at the Aspen Institute with the Ascend program, where she managed logistics for leadership programming, produced policy briefs and events, and directed operational initiatives for the Ascend network of organizations and individuals working to advance family economic security. While at Aspen, she also co-chaired the employee-led Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council.
Prior to attending graduate school, Marissa gained early career experience in investment banking and private equity real estate. She helped place over $1.2 billion in debt and equity securities and managed a portfolio of securitized assets while working at SunTrust. As an analyst and consultant with a private equity fund, she made investment recommendations and provided asset management for a $175 million real estate fund.
Marissa is a Richmond, Virginia native and a graduate of Howard University, with a BBA in Finance. She attained joint graduate degrees in business (MBA) and theology (MDiv) from Emory University.