In October 2008, Valerie F. Malter joined Wharton as Senior Advisor for Social Initiatives. In this consultant role, Malter is the chief liaison for all of Wharton’s social impact and responsibility initiatives. Working closely with the Social Impact and Responsibility faculty committee, she will develop a strategic plan for Wharton’s long-term participation in social impact activities, create an Advisory Board on Social Impact drawn from multiple constituencies, and build a system to document and enhance faculty and student involvement in social responsibility efforts.

Malter has held managing director positions at JP Morgan Investment Management, Zurich Scudder Investments, and Chancellor Capital Management, where she developed investment strategies, managed growth assets and portfolios, and played a key role in client maintenance. An avid triathlete, she is also the cofounder and president of the Tri-S Foundation, a New York nonprofit organization that competes in endurance sports to fund community-based programs encouraging economic self-sufficiency for women.

She earned her MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia and her BS from Boston University.