Ruth Carolan

Managing Director of Operations

As Managing Director of Operations, Ruth oversees finance, legal, human resources and IT for the Association. Leading initiatives in these areas, she works to mitigate risk across the organization and ensure legal compliance on federal and state matters in the United States as well as abroad. Ruth is the liaison with CAIA’s overseas offices and works closely with the Association leadership to develop and implement international strategic priorities to support long-term plans for growth. She also works closely with the CAIA’s Board of Directors and the CAIA Foundation. Since joining CAIA in 2007, Ruth has spearheaded many efforts to promote team communication and cross departmental collaboration and has developed programs to continuously improve the CAIA workplace and create ongoing growth opportunities for staff. A native of Rhode Island, Ruth spent many years working in law and administration in Washington, DC, before joining the CAIA team.