Monte Tarbox is the Executive Director, Investments for the National Electrical Benefit Fund (NEBF) which provides pension benefits to IBEW members and the electrical industry nation-wide. NEBF has over 500,000 participants, over 9,000 contributing employers and assets of $13 billion. At NEBF, Monte is responsible for the investment program, including asset allocation, investment policy and oversight of external investment managers. Monte has over 25 years of experience as an investment officer and advisor serving multi-employer pension funds and other institutional investors in the United States and Australia. Prior to joining NEBF, Monte was CIO at the IAM National Pension Fund in Washington. Previous experience included five years with Industry Funds Management (IFM), a global investment firm that is wholly owned by over 30 Australian superannuation (pension) funds. Monte was responsible for working with North American institutional clients in the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund. Monte has held senior positions with investment consulting firms in Chicago, Washington, and Melbourne, Australia. During his consulting career, Monte did extensive work in capital markets research, asset allocation, investment policy, manager structure and research, brokerage analysis, corporate governance and performance evaluation. Monte also spent two years as the Executive Director of the AFL-CIO Center for Working Capital where he developed a trustee training and education program and created a trustee curriculum on fiduciary duty and investment responsibilities. Monte has a BA from Carleton College (Magna cum laude) and an MBA from the University of Chicago with a specialization in finance. He also holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation awarded by the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.