James Meynard is the Senior Risk Manager at WP Global. Prior to joining WP Global, Mr. Meynard was the Executive Director of the Georgia Firefighters’ Pension Fund, (GFPF) where he provided fiduciary oversight of $750 million in pension assets and administrative oversight of 15,000 participants and 3,500 retiree accounts. He directed the fund’s consultant in matters related to strategic planning, asset allocation, and manager selection. He also directed and managed the relationships with asset managers, actuaries, custodians and legal counsel. As a liaison with the Georgia General Assembly, he led an initiative in for GFPF to become the first state fund allowed to invest in alternative assets. Mr. Meynard’s previous positions include Director of Trust Investments and Assistant Treasurer at BellSouth Corporation. He also held positions in internal auditing, accounting services and data systems with Southern Bell, and accounting methods with AT&T.
Mr. Meynard is a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. He holds an MBA from Emory University and a BS in Mathematics from Georgia State University.