Mr. Samay has been an Independent Trustee since March 3, 2016. Mr. Samay has also been an independent director and a member of the audit committee of NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc. since June 2011. Mr. Samay previously served as Chief Investment Officer for the Fairfax County Retirement Systems consisting of three public pension systems with a combined $6 billion of assets from July 2013 (having previously served as an Investment Officer since July 2011) to July 2016.
Mr. Samay served as Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer for Arlington County Employees’ Retirement System, a $1.3 billion public pension plan, from August 2005 to September 2010. Mr. Samay served as Assistant Treasurer for YUM! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), a quick service restaurant company, from 2003 to 2005. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of Charles E. Smith Residential Realty, Inc., a publicly traded REIT that merged with Archstone Communities of Denver in 2001 to form Archstone-Smith Trust, a publicly-traded REIT until acquired by Tishman Speyer and Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in October 2007. Mr. Samay served as Senior Manager, Capital Markets and Investments, for MCI Corporate from 1996 to 1998. From 1987 to 1996, he held various positions, progressing from Senior Financial Advisor-Corporate Treasury to Assistant Treasurer-Corporate Treasury, for COMSAT Corporation, a global telecommunications company.
Mr. Samay holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.