Endowments and Foundations

Johns Hopkins names 2 managing directors for investments office

Joanna D. Pratt was named managing director for markets and risk, and Christopher J. Lenox, managing director for investments, at Johns Hopkins University's office of investments, confirmed university spokesman Dennis O'Shea.

The positions are new. Mr. Lenox started April 9, and Ms. Pratt will start April 23. They will help manage more than $6 billion in endowment and other assets for the Baltimore-based university and Johns Hopkins Hospital. They will both report to Jason T. Perlioni, the university's chief investment officer.

Ms. Pratt was investment team director at Stanford Management Co., which manages $26.9 billion on behalf of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford University's $24.8 billion endowment and the combined assets of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Meanwhile, Mr. Lenox was director of investments for Brandeis University's $976 million endowment in Waltham, Mass.

It could not be learned whether they were replaced; Stanford University spokeswoman Lisa Lapin declined to comment, while Brandeis University spokesman Ira Jackson could not be immediately reached for comment.