Joan A. Payden

Chief Executive, Payden & Rygel

Joan A. Payden established Payden & Rygel, a global investment management firm, in 1983. She has overseen its international expansion and growth to more than $100 billion in assets under management. Prior to founding Payden & Rygel, she was managing director of West Coast operations for Scudder Stevens & Clark. She sits on the boards of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, USC, Loyola Marymount University, and Occidental College. She is also a board member of the Los Angeles Sports Council and Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.