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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Interview Date: 11/20/2018

Investment executive JoAnn Price was born on January 7, 1950 in North Wales, Pennsylvania. She received her B.A. degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1971.

Price worked as a legislative assistant in Pennsylvania Senator Richard Schweiker's office upon graduating in 1971. In 1978, Price became the vice president of the American Association of Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Companies (AAMESBIC). In 1983, Price was appointed president of AAMESBIC, where she led policy initiatives in support of member investment companies. She also served as president of the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC) and orchestrated a limited partnership with Bigler Crossroads Investment Management Corp. to raise $250 million from institutional investors. In 1994, Price co-founded Fairview Capital Partners, Inc. with Laurence C. Morse, and built a network of investment companies and entrepreneurs that included foundations, endowments, and corporate and public pension funds totaling $4 billion. In 2013, Price began serving as director of The Vantagepoint Funds – Vantagepoint 500 Stock Index Fund.
Price has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including the Apollo Theater Foundation. She also served as chairperson for the Amistad Center for Art & Culture in Hartford, Connecticut, and as chairperson for the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as well as the board of visitors for Howard University School of Business. She was also a member of the advisory boards for Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Partners, and New Vista Capital. In 2012, Price was honored with the R.C. Knox Distinguished Leadership Award from the YMCA of Greater Hartford. Price served as director of the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, and was also appointed director of the Connecticut Board of Regents by Governor Dannel P. Malloy.

Price was an active member of Union Baptist Church in Hartford for over twenty years. At the church, she served in a number of capacities leading to her ordination as a deacon in 2012. She also was active with the GOODWorks organization, an organization that provides business attire for women transitioning back into the workforce after incarceration.
JoAnn Price was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 20, 2018.

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