Wallace L. Cook
Wallace (Wally) Cook has served as an investment consultant since 1997, after retiring from his positions as managing director and senior financial counselor of Rockefeller and Co., Inc., where he worked for 13 years. Cook also served as chairman and director of the Rockefeller Trust Company and worked at Norton Simon, Inc., first as associate general counsel, then as senior vice president and assistant to the chairman. He is an alumnus of Harvard College, University of Virginia Law School, and Harvard Business School. Cook has served on the board of the Dana Foundation since 1982 and is concurrently director and chairman of the Foundation’s investment committee. Additionally, he is on the board of the University of Virginia and was previously a trustee of the Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust.
Outside of his career in finance, Cook has always had a great interest in sports, from playing stick ball on the streets of Queens, to pitching 22 winning games—including two no-hitters—at Friends Academy in Long Island, to playing as a starting pitcher for Harvard University’s freshman and varsity teams. Upon graduating from college, Cook’s interest in sports turned to tennis, platform (“paddle”) tennis, and, later, pickleball. In 1985, he and his partner won the Men’s Masters 45+ Nationals, hosted be the American Platform Tennis Association, and later was a finalist for the Men’s Masters 65+ Nationals. More recently, he won a bronze medal at the US Open Pickleball Championships held annually in Naples, Florida.