Kristen Monson
Board Member

A passionate animal advocate, Kristen serves on the boards of the OC Animal Allies and the board of Lead Changes, a Wyoming based public charity founded by renowned horseman Chris Cox to change the lives of young people through personal experiences with horses.

Kristen was an Executive Vice President at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), retiring in 2012 after helping to grow the firm from $11 billion to $2 trillion in assets under management.  For 26 years, Kristen served as client portfolio manager at PIMCO where she was responsible for some of firm’s largest global corporate accounts, in addition to Taft Hartley, foundations and public plans.  She is currently a Trustee for the UCI Foundation where she serves on the Investment Committee and the Nominations and Governance Committee.  She is also Chair Emeritus of Dean’s Advisory Board at The Paul Merage School of Business.

Kristen lives in Newport Beach with her husband Brad Horner.  She volunteers with the OC Animal Allies PAWS program, taking her dogs to provide therapy to mental health patients and children of domestic abuse, as well as the OC District Attorney’s office working with sexual assault victims.  She is an avid horse rider, providing wrangler support for Brad as he competes in rodeo team roping events throughout the southwest.