Andra Purkalitis serves as Global Chief Compliance Officer for USAA Real Estate, responsible for regulatory compliance and risk management, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Before joining USAA Real Estate in 2021, Ms. Purkalitis spent over 20 years in various business, legal, compliance and risk roles for several investment management companies. Most recently she was Global Chief Compliance Officer and Regulatory Counsel at Russell Investments, a global investment manager, where she was a key adviser and strategist to the business on regulatory, governance and compliance requirements, including public funds and privately offered alternative funds.
Prior to joining Russell Investments, Ms. Purkalitis was a consultant advising companies, including those that focus on accelerating innovation and transformative technology such as blockchain and digital assets. Earlier in her career, Ms. Purkalitis served as Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Regional CEO for Aviva Investors Americas, a subsidiary of the U.K.-based financial services company; Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Old Mutual Capital; and Executive Vice President and General Counsel for ICON Advisers. She also spent six years with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Branch Chief and Enforcement Attorney.
Ms. Purkalitis received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Denver College of Law, where she was also an adjunct professor, teaching Securities Law and International Securities Regulation. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska.