Laurance R. Hoagland, Jr.

Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer


Laurie Hoagland is the Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officer of the Hewlett Foundation. Prior to joining the foundation in January 2001, he served for nine years as President and CEO of Stanford Management Company, Stanford University’s $20 billion investment and real estate organization.

For the 11 years prior to joining Stanford in 1991, Mr. Hoagland was a co-founder and partner in the investment management firm of Anderson, Hoagland and Company in St. Louis. He has also held positions as Vice President and Treasurer of Cummins Engine Company, and Vice President and Portfolio Manager of the Irwin Management Company in Columbus, Indiana.

Laurie is currently Chairman of the Board of the Commonfund and serves on the boards of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the Berkeley Endowment Management Company. He is Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and serves as an advisor to the investment committees of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Kamehameha Schools (Bishop Trust). He served as an advisor to the Investment Committee of Caltech from 2005 to 2009, on the Board of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health from 1999 to 2005, as a member of the Finance Committee of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1995 to 2001, and as a Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church from 1981 to 1992.

Mr. Hoagland graduated from Stanford University in Economics in 1958, as a Marshall scholar received an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University, and earned an MBA from Harvard in 1962.


Read "Foundations" – A Q&A with Laurance Hoagland