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e2e Wyoming Presents: Bob Grady
Join e2e in Laramie on Wednesday, November 28th to hear Bob Grady, Partner and Managing Director for Cheyenne Capital Fund, a private equity investment firm that manages a $250 million commitment to alternative assets for the State of Wyoming and other Limited Partners. Cheyenne Capital Fund has been the star performer of Wyoming’s portfolio, achieving a gross IRR of 21% since 2004.
Mr. Grady also serves as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and as Chairman of the New Jersey State Investment Council, which oversees the state’s $73 billion pension system. Prior to joining Cheyenne Capital, Mr. Grady worked for almost a decade as a Partner and member of the Management Committee at The Carlyle Group, which is today the largest private equity firm in the world.
Mr. Grady also served as a Director and was Chairman in 2006-2007 of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), which represents over 400 venture capital firms in the United States. He also served on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he taught MBA courses for 11 years on environmental policy, regulation, and “Investing in Highly Regulated Industries”.
Bob served in the White House from 1989-1993 as Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush, as deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and as Associate Director of OMB for Natural Resources, Energy, and Science, a position in which he oversaw both budget and policy development for Federal land management agencies like the National Park Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Forest Service.
Bob was widely credited with drafting and helping to steer through Congress the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, a law which still stands on the books today and which helped spur the development of clean, low-sulfur Wyoming coal -- and a project on which he worked closely with Wyoming Senator Alan Simpson.
Bob originally joined the senior Bush as speechwriter in the Office of the Vice President, and went on to serve as the Chief Speechwriter and Senior Policy Adviser in the successful 1988 Bush-Quayle Presidential campaign.
Bob and his wife Colleen live in Jackson and have two young children, Matthew and Katie.
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