Here is Department of Employee Trust Funds Secretary Bob Conlin’s statement on the passing of David Villa, State of Wisconsin Investment Board executive director and chief investment officer:
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, David Villa, and extend our deepest condolences to David’s family -- and to our SWIB family as well. David’s visionary leadership and incredible, strategic mindset has helped SWIB and the WRS flourish. While David was considered one of the leading lights in the investment and public pension world, he never lost sight of how truly important his work was to the more than 648,000 Wisconsin public employees and retirees for whom he invested. Although David was taken from us too soon, his legacy will carry on.”
See SWIB press release.