Portland-based investment firm Arnerich Massena announced today that Alicia Johnston, director of human resources, and David Vaughan, director of information technology, have been named principals of the firm, joining the shareholder group. Arnerich Massena became 100% employee-owned in January 2017, with the shareholder group comprised of 11 senior staff members.
Tony Arnerich, CEO, commented, “Alicia and David are both long-time, dedicated employees of Arnerich Massena who have contributed enormously to the firm over their tenure.” He continues, “I’m excited about their addition to our team, and I’m proud to call them partners.”
Alicia Johnston, as director of human resources, is responsible for all areas of human resources, including employee relations, recruitment, and administration of employee benefit programs. She also oversees the firm’s administrative team. Ms. Johnston joined Arnerich Massena in 2009 and previously served as technology coordinator, marketing and administrative coordinator, and senior administrative assistant. She holds a B.A. from Colorado College and a Certificate of Comprehensive Human Resource Management from Portland State University Professional Development Center. Read her complete biography here.
David Vaughan oversees Arnerich Massena’s Information Technology department, managing infrastructure operations, technology security, and budget, and providing department leadership. Mr. Vaughan joined Arnerich Massena in 2000, and has more than 18 years of experience in the industry. He earned his B.S. in computer information systems from Missouri State University. Read his complete biography here.
With the firm’s transition to 100% employee ownership in January 2017, the company is dedicated to elevating its seasoned, tenured professionals into ownership positions in order to continue to grow and serve our clients with the same exceptional service, independence, integrity, passion, and innovation that has made us successful for 26 years.
About Arnerich Massena: Founded in 1991, Arnerich Massena is a Portland-based independent investment advisory firm servicing private clients, endowments, foundations, charitable organizations, trusts and estates, and corporate pension and profit sharing plans. The firm provides traditional portfolio management and investing for clients, and is also widely known for successfully investing in high-impact areas like water resources, sustainable agriculture, fishing, healthcare, and clean energy technology. Arnerich Massena strives to be a business that exemplifies both corporate citizenship and professional service, and has received awards for its innovations in corporate philanthropy. More information is available at www.arnerichmassena.com.
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