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Chris Dialynas Named to Pomona College Board of Trustees

Chris P. Dialynas, a managing director, portfolio manager, and senior member of PIMCO, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Pomona College, one the nation's top-ranked liberal arts colleges. Among his volunteer activities as an alumnus, he served as a member of the college’s National Campaign Committee from 1996 to 2002 and as president of the college’s Kappa Delta Alumni Association.

Dialynas graduated from Pomona College in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. As an undergraduate, he played both varsity football and varsity baseball and was a member of the Kappa Delta fraternity. Following his graduation from Pomona, he worked for Bank of America before earning his Master’s of Business Administration degree in 1979 at the University of Chicago.

In 1980, Dialynas began his long association with PIMCO, one of the world’s leading fixed-income fund-management companies. Starting as an investment analyst, Dialynas rose through the ranks to become a managing director in 1987. After a four-year sabbatical that began in 1993, he returned to the company as a managing director/portfolio manager, with responsibility for investing several billion dollars in assets for pension plans, endowments, foundations, unions and foreign institutions in the global bond market. Newport Beach-based PIMCO manages nearly $600 billion worldwide and has offices in New York, Toronto, London, Sydney, Singapore, and Tokyo. PIMCO manages America’s largest bond fund, the PIMCO Total Return Fund, with nearly $80 billion in assets under management.

Dialynas, who has 24 years of investment experience, has written extensively on the topic of fixed income investing and served for several years on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Portfolio Management. He also served as a member of the Fixed Income Curriculum Committee of the Association for Investment Management and Research from 1994 to 1996.

A resident of Newport Coast, Dialynas is married to Sheri Horne, and they have three children. His brother Nick P. Dialynas is also a member of the Pomona family, graduating in the Class of 1978.

The Pomona College Board of Trustees is the governing board of Pomona College and deals with academic, administrative and fiscal matters. The 38-member board is national in composition and represents most major sectors of society and the economy. The members are elected to three-year terms.

Pomona College, founded in 1887, is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions. The college offers a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.