November 5, 2018

René J. Paradis

Author National Philanthropic Trust

René Paradis is Chief Operating Officer (COO) and has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, compliance and operations. She joined NPT in December, 2016 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer. She was promoted to COO in October 2018. Ms. Paradis is responsible for accounting, financial reporting, investment management and grants at NPT. She was formerly the CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for Element Financial services, which provided financial and lending services to various commercial industries. Prior to joining Element, Ms. Paradis was the CFO for GMAC Institutional Investment Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor, and Managing Director for PFPC’s Alternative Investment Division. Ms. Paradis has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant.