IMEA Evolves Leadership


Investment Management Education Alliance (IMEA) Evolves Leadership

IMEA Veteran John McDonough of Invesco becomes Acting Executive Committee Chair.

(April 6, 2022) – The Investment Management Education Alliance (IMEA) today announced the evolution of its Executive Committee leadership as John McDonough, former Vice Chair and current Head of Wealth Management Intermediaries at Invesco, becomes Acting Chair. The transition comes as George Riedel, former Chair, retires as Head of U.S. Intermediaries at T. Rowe Price.

Mr. Riedel joined the IMEA nearly 15 years ago, representing founding Member T. Rowe Price. Mr. Riedel held various leadership roles including Distribution Council Steering Committee Chair, and Executive Committee Vice President, Vice Chair and, most recently, Chair.

“Serving the IMEA as Executive Committee Chair has been an honor and a privilege,” Mr. Riedel said. “While it is bittersweet to close this chapter, I cannot think of anyone more well-suited to lead this organization forward than John McDonough, a true leader in the industry. I wish him and the IMEA all the best.”

Mr. McDonough joined the IMEA over 10 years ago, representing Member OppenheimerFunds before being acquired by founding Member Invesco. Mr. McDonough has held various leadership roles including Distribution Council Steering Committee Chair, and Executive Committee Treasurer & Secretary and, most recently, Vice Chair.

“The IMEA is a truly unique organization comprised of some of the most strategic, talented leaders in the industry, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to take on this role,” Mr. McDonough said. “As our industry continues to evolve and navigate new challenges and opportunities, I look forward to working alongside my IMEA colleagues to ensure the continued success of the organization.”

Mr. McDonough will address Members at the All-Council Summit in Chicago April 21st, making welcoming remarks and moderating a panel discussion on evolving distribution partner expectations. The event will offer Members the opportunity to network, gain insights and share perspectives on key industry issues. Members can register at

About Investment Management Education Alliance (IMEA)
IMEA is a national trade association of leading investment management firms dedicated to strengthening industry efforts to serve investors and advisors. With deep roots in investor education since 1971, it is committed to helping investors learn how to use investment products to achieve key life goals. IMEA is known for this leadership in investor education and for providing a forum for executive perspectives. Learn more at

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