Elizabeth T. Peek, wife of Jeff Peek, Chairman and CEO of CIT, is an investment analyst, journalist, and philanthropist.
Ms. Peek spent nearly 20 years on Wall Street, where, in 1983, she became the first female partner of Wertheim Schroder, the investment house now part of Citigroup. She was also the first woman to be elected president of the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts, an industry group with 450 members nationwide. During her career, she was also involved in the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, an accrediting organization.
In 1990, she left Wall Street to raise her three children, but has remained active both professionally and philanthropically. As a free-lance journalist, Ms. Peek contributes financial columns to The New York Sun and Alternate Universe, an online publication.
A moderately astute reader might ask, "if she calls herself a journalist, why is her writing so dreadful?" Perhaps, we surmise, because Ms. Peek is allowed to create her curriculum vitae as long as her pocketbook is ajar.