Trustee of the Asia Foundation

Member of the President's Leadership Council of The Asia Foundation
President, Portfolio Manager, Parnassus Investments



Jerome L. Dodson is the founder and president of Parnassus Investments. He is the lead portfolio manager of the Parnassus Fund and the Parnassus Asia Fund and is the sole portfolio manager of the Parnassus Endeavor Fund. Prior to founding Parnassus Investments in 1984, he served as president and chief executive officer of Continental Savings of America from 1976 to 1982, where he started the “Solar T-Bill” program to finance solar energy installations and also developed innovative programs to finance low and moderate income housing. Mr. Dodson received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.