Jerome L. Dodson is 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. With over $16 billion in assets, Parnassus is the nation’s largest mutual fund complex committed to ethical and environmental guidelines in all the funds it manages. Before founding Parnassus Investments in 1984, Mr. Dodson was President of Working Assets Money Fund, a money market fund making socially responsible investments. From 1976 to 1982, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Savings of America 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 has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations.