Shawn Wooden

Greenwich, United States of America


Shawn Wooden

Shawn Wooden is a Partner and Chief Public Pension Strategist at Apollo Global Management. Prior to joining the firm, Shawn was Treasurer of the State of Connecticut from January 2019 to January 2023. As State Treasurer, he served as the sole trustee of the $45 billion Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, administered a $26 billion debt management program, managed more than $259 billion in annual cash transactions and held seats on 25 quasi-governmental authorities, boards and commissions. Prior to being elected State Treasurer, Shawn was a Partner at the law firm of Day Pitney LLP where he headed the firm's Public Pension Plan investment practice which focused on alternative investments. 

While State Treasurer, Shawn served as President of the National Association of State Treasurers, a bipartisan organization that serves as the nation's foremost authority for responsible State Treasury programs and related financial practices, policies and education. He holds a Certificate in Public Treasury Management, Investments and Pensions from the National Institute of Public Finance.  Shawn graduated from Trinity College with a B.A. degree in History and received his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Shawn serves as a Commissioner of the City of Hartford Pension Commission, which oversees the Municipal Employees’ Retirement Fund.  He also sits on the Board of ADL-Connecticut and is a member of the Board of Directors of Univar Solutions, Inc., a global leader in specialty chemicals and ingredients distribution.