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Rukaiyah Adams

Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust & TEDx Speaker

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Rukaiyah Adams Biography

Rukaiyah Adams is driven by the belief that we are all just trying to take care of one another. A desire to succeed in the capital markets for the benefit of everyday people brought Adams to Meyer.

Before joining Meyer, she was director of investment management at The Standard, where she oversaw the capital markets fund. She started her career as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in San Francisco.

Adams holds a BA from Carleton College with Academic Distinction, a JD from Stanford Law School, where she served on the Law and Policy Review, and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.

She serves on the board of directors of Oregon Public Broadcasting. She also serves as chair of the Oregon Investment Council, the board that manages approximately $90 billion for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. In the past, she has served on the boards of the Black Coalition on AIDS and Portland Center Stage. Her pro bono work includes negotiating on behalf of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, the Homeless Prenatal Project in San Francisco and the National Children’s Defense Fund.

Adams’s proudest moment as a lawyer was serving as a voter rights advocate in Ohio on Election Day 2008, with Counsel for Change.

Adams joined Meyer in 2014. She is a member of Meyer's executive team.

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  • How do I book Rukaiyah Adams to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Rukaiyah Adams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Rukaiyah Adams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Rukaiyah Adams or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Rukaiyah Adams

    Speaking fees for Rukaiyah Adams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Rukaiyah Adams are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Rukaiyah Adams, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Rukaiyah Adams speak about?

    Rukaiyah Adams is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Economy and Finance, Finance, Law, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry.
  • Where does Rukaiyah Adams travel from?

    Rukaiyah Adams generally travels from Portland, OR, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Rukaiyah Adams’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Rukaiyah Adams for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rukaiyah Adams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Rukaiyah Adams or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust & TEDx Speaker

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Portland, OR, USA
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Rukaiyah Adams Biography

Rukaiyah Adams is driven by the belief that we are all just trying to take care of one another. A desire to succeed in the capital markets for the benefit of everyday people brought Adams to Meyer.

Before joining Meyer, she was director of investment management at The Standard, where she oversaw the capital markets fund. She started her career as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in San Francisco.

Adams holds a BA from Carleton College with Academic Distinction, a JD from Stanford Law School, where she served on the Law and Policy Review, and an MBA from The Stanford Graduate School of Business.

She serves on the board of directors of Oregon Public Broadcasting. She also serves as chair of the Oregon Investment Council, the board that manages approximately $90 billion for the Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. In the past, she has served on the boards of the Black Coalition on AIDS and Portland Center Stage. Her pro bono work includes negotiating on behalf of the Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights, the Homeless Prenatal Project in San Francisco and the National Children’s Defense Fund.

Adams’s proudest moment as a lawyer was serving as a voter rights advocate in Ohio on Election Day 2008, with Counsel for Change.

Adams joined Meyer in 2014. She is a member of Meyer's executive team.

Rukaiyah Adams Videos

  • Rukaiyah Adams on investing in Portland | TEDxPortland
    Rukaiyah Adams is the chief investment officer at Meyer Memorial Trust and a TEDxPortland speaker. She shared her vision on remaking Portland and...
  • Rukaiyah Adams | 2021 Portland State Commencement address
    Rukaiyah Adams is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. Her job is to grow and use the endowment in ways that align with the...
  • Distant Voices with Rukaiyah Adams
    Rukaiyah Adams thinks this pandemic could rearrange the economic playing field—if it doesn't obliterate that field first.

FAQs on booking Rukaiyah Adams

  • How do I book Rukaiyah Adams to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Rukaiyah Adams for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Rukaiyah Adams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Rukaiyah Adams or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Rukaiyah Adams

    Speaking fees for Rukaiyah Adams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Rukaiyah Adams are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Rukaiyah Adams, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Rukaiyah Adams speak about?

    Rukaiyah Adams is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Business, Economy and Finance, Finance, Law, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry.
  • Where does Rukaiyah Adams travel from?

    Rukaiyah Adams generally travels from Portland, OR, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Rukaiyah Adams’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Rukaiyah Adams for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rukaiyah Adams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Rukaiyah Adams or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Rukaiyah Adams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rukaiyah Adams for your event is available upon request. Rukaiyah Adams generally travels from Portland, OR, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Preet Bharara, Katie Porter, Hester Peirce, Michael Curley and Richard Rothstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rukaiyah Adams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rukaiyah Adams Speaker Videos

  • Rukaiyah Adams on investing in Portland | TEDxPortland
    Rukaiyah Adams is the chief investment officer at Meyer Memorial Trust and a TEDxPortland speaker. She shared her vision on remaking Portland and restoring hope.
    Rukaiyah Adams | 2021 Portland State Commencement address
    Rukaiyah Adams is the Chief Investment Officer at Meyer Memorial Trust. Her job is to grow and use the endowment in ways that align with the values of Meyer Memorial Trust and ensure its...
  • Distant Voices with Rukaiyah Adams
    Rukaiyah Adams thinks this pandemic could rearrange the economic playing field—if it doesn't obliterate that field first.
    Rukaiyah Adams: On MLK, Education, Fear and our Economic Future
    Hear Rukaiyah Adams — native Portlander, community activist and chief investment officer at Meyer Memorial Trust — provide a sneak peek into her keynote address at Portland State University’s...
  • Homegirls’ guide to being powerful | Rukaiyah Adams | TEDxMtHood
    Portland is her hometown. She learned to read at King school. She learned to communicate at Harriet Tubman Middle School. She learned to embrace her shine playing in the Walnut Park neighborhood in...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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