Deborah Gallegos was the Chief Investment Officer for the Comptroller of the City of New York during 2005.
Gallegos moved to New York from a less high-profile post as deputy state investment officer for the New Mexico State Investment Council, where she oversaw a $1 billion private equity program and worked with the governor on investing $11.8 billion in assets. Before that she worked in the private sector with stints at Callan Associates (a pension fund consulting firm), Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan Fleming Asset Management.
While in this position, she supervised investments for New York City's five pension funds, which together had close to $85 billion in assets. The systems fund retirements for the city's civil servants, teachers, firemen, police officers, and board of education.