President, Charles Schwab Foundation and
Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Chairman of the Board, Schwab Charitable
As leader of Schwab Community Services as well as president of Charles Schwab Foundation, she is devoted to making investing more accessible to the American public, encouraging men and women from all walks of life to take charge of their financial lives.
In 2010 Schwab-Pomerantz was appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, and chaired the Partnership Committee until early 2013. In that role, she led the Council’s efforts to strengthen coordination between public and private-sector financial education programs. She also served as an advisor to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy under George W. Bush.
Under her leadership, the Charles Schwab Foundation has concentrated its resources to support financial literacy. This focus reflects Schwab’s history of breaking down traditional barriers to investing, and also serves to unite employees around a mutual purpose.
Schwab-Pomerantz serves as director and chairman of the board of Schwab Charitable, one of the country’s largest donor-advised funds. She also serves on the national board of governors of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and chairs the board of trustees for the Pacific region. Additionally, Schwab-Pomerantz is on the board of directors of Decker Communications and the IWF Leadership Foundation.
Schwab-Pomerantz earned a BA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA degree from George Washington University. Schwab-Pomerantz lives with her husband, author Gary M. Pomerantz, and their three children in the San Francisco Bay Area