The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (the Endowment) announced today that Jon Voigtman of Summit, New Jersey, and a Managing Director-RBC Capital Markets in New York, has been elected to its Board of Directors. “As we move to more active management of our portfolio of investments, it is vitally important that we have people with Jon’s skills and experience,” said Endowment President Carlton Owen. “To gain someone with passion for of our mission at the same time is the best of both worlds,” he continued.
“I’m humbled to be asked to join an organization that has made such a tremendous impact in advancing the cause of America’s working forests and those who depend upon them in just six short years,” Voigtman said. “This role will allow me to expand my understanding of sustainable rural economies – a subject that is very important to me personally.”
Voigtman joined RBC Capital Markets in 2007 where he is Head of Portfolio Management and is a member of RBC’s Investment Portfolio Committee. Prior to joining RBC, he was Head of Principal Finance and Structured Finance at HSBC Securities. He was co-head of Mortgage Finance at Goldman Sachs, and was also a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers. Prior to Wall Street, Jon was with Ocwen Financial Corporation. He started his finance career at Freddie Mac and began his professional career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he worked as a Systems Engineer and Project Manager. He has held several Board positions including: the American Securitization Forum (the investment banking trade group), TrueCredit (now a TransUnion company), and Ocwen Financial Services. He is currently on Central Michigan University’s Development Board.