John Hancock Investment Management, a company of Manulife Investment Management, announced the appointment of Noni L. Ellison and Dean Garfield as trustees to the Board of Trustees of the John Hancock Group of Funds. The new trustees have extensive combined experience in financial services, regulatory and compliance management, technology, and evolving investor markets, while collectively bringing a strategic focus on the future of fund management.
Noni L. Ellison — Ms. Ellison currently serves as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Tractor Supply Company and has more than 25 years of executive leadership, legal and compliance experience. In addition to managing Tractor Supply’s legal department, she also oversees the company’s risk management, government relations, licensing, and quality assurance/customs compliance, as well as the company’s environmental, social and governance efforts. Ms. Ellison received her bachelor of arts degree from Howard University, magna cum laude. She earned her law degree and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Dean Garfield — Mr. Garfield is currently vice president of public policy and a member of the executive leadership team at Netflix, where he oversees global public policy and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining Netflix in 2019, he served in multiple executive roles at information technology and entertainment companies providing significant global operational, governance, regulatory, and leadership experience. He was appointed by President Obama and then re-appointed by President Trump to the President’s Trade Advisory Council and was recently appointed to the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Automation. Mr. Garfield received a joint Juris Doctor and master’s degree from New York University School of Law and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Administration and International Affairs at Princeton University. He earned his undergraduate degree in English language and literature at Middlebury College.
“We’re very excited to onboard Noni L. Ellison and Dean Garfield at this pivotal time for the asset management industry,” said Dr. Hassell McClellan, chairperson of the board of trustees of the John Hancock Group of Funds. “The John Hancock Funds Board is a highly strategic asset for the funds and shareholders and the new trustees will enhance and strengthen the board. The new trustees are exceptional individuals, accomplished professionals, and experts in their respective fields, with diverse backgrounds and personal experiences that will provide the board with additional leadership resources, expertise, and viewpoints.”