October 17, 2017
The Responsible Investment Association (RIA) has appointed Dustyn Lanz, its chief operating officer (COO), as new CEO effective Jan. 1, 2018. He succeeds current CEO, Deb Abbey, who will retire following a five-year tenure in the role.
Lanz has worked with the RIA since 2013 and has played a central role in growing its membership base and strengthening the RIA’s brand and communications initiatives over the past four years, the association reports in a news release.
“We are very pleased to appoint Dustyn as the next CEO of the RIA,” says Jason Milne, chairman of the RIA’s board of directors and vice president, corporate governance and responsible investment, with RBC Global Asset Management, in a statement. “Dustyn’s industry expertise, market understanding and passion for responsible investment will build on the success that Deb has helped the RIA to achieve. Deb has done an absolutely incredible job of leading this organization since 2013, and we wish her the very best in retirement.”