January 23, 2013
Natalie Jenkins Sorrell, wife of Paul Quinn College president Michael J. Sorrell, was named a 2013 Minority Business Leader by the Dallas Business Journal. Mrs. Sorrell succeeds President Sorrell, who was honored in 2012. She is also a Dallas Business Journal 2011 40 Under Forty Honoree.
Mrs. Sorrell is the investment officer for the $3 billion Employees’ Retirement Fund (EFR) of the City of Dallas and responsible for the design and implementation of the overall investment strategy and policy for the Fund. Her career in finance began in the mergers & acquisitions group in investment banking at J.P. Morgan in New York City where she specialized in real estate and media transactions. She later joined GE Equity, GE Capital’s private equity arm based in Stamford, CT, focusing on $10 to $25 million investments in both the healthcare and finance sectors. After graduate school Mrs. Sorrell worked in both global strategy and finance director roles at publishers McGraw-Hill in New York City, and Voyager Expanded Learning based in Dallas, Texas.
In 2009, Mrs. Sorrell was a selected as a German Marshall Fellow, and as the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star of Public Funds Award from Institutional Investor News. She was also a member of The Leadership Texas Class of 2012, and serves as chair of the Investment Committee of Big Thought, a Dallas based non-profit organization focused on creative learning solutions for at-risk youth. Mrs. Sorrell is also an active member of the Dallas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Mrs. Sorrell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College and was a Robert A. Toigo Fellow at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where she received an MBA. She and President Sorrell are the proud parents of two-year old Michael Augustus.
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