Kara M. Cheseby, CFA, is a managing partner with Rock Creek Investment Partners with 25 years of experience in equity research and institutional investments. She was previously Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. and T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. While at T. Rowe Price, Ms. Cheseby steered education and publishing industry research and investments across 15 equity mutual funds.

Before joining T. Rowe Price, Ms. Cheseby was a Vice President, Equity Research at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. and an investment offi cer at Wachovia Investment Management. She was named a Wall Street Journal “All Star Analyst” for her stock picking in 1997, 1995, and 1994. Kara earned her A.B. degrees in Economics and Russian from Duke University. She is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and serves on the Board of the Center for Education Reform.