We are honored to welcome Chris Piccione to the Assets Board of Trustees. Chris and his wife Kathy enrolled their daughter Emmelyn '31 at Assets School when she was in the third grade. She is now in the fifth grade and is a thriving member of the Assets 'ohana.
"I am honored and humbled to join the Assets School Board of Trustees," Chris said. "As a parent of a current student with dyslexia, I have seen firsthand the difference Assets can make for students with learning differences. Since starting at Assets, our daughter has become more confident, made friends, and looks forward to going to school each day. We have seen significant growth in her social and emotional skills and, most importantly, her happiness. My goal in joining the Board is to help ensure that future generations of students with learning differences in Hawaii have the same opportunity that Assets School has provided to my daughter.
"The teachers and faculty genuinely care about their students, focusing on their strengths and helping them build confidence. Their positive approach to education truly makes a difference in helping their students excel."
Chris is the Chief Operating Officer for Kamehameha Schools' Investment Management Group, where he manages the operations of the financial assets portion of the endowment. Before joining Kamehameha Schools, Chris worked as the Endowment Chief Operating Officer for Bowdoin College and as the Head of Finance and Investment Operations for Harvard Management Company, in addition to prior finance roles. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, a Master of Science in Finance, and a Master of Business Administration from Boston College.
"I am thrilled that Chris is joining the Assets board," said Ryan Masa, Head of School. "Chris brings incredible experience, knowledge, and wisdom in areas that are critical to Assets' future. Most importantly, he brings a big heart. From my first conversation with Chris, it was evident how much Assets meant to him and how committed he was to ensuring that Assets was a viable and accessible option to any family - both now and through the future."