Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

Former President and Chief Executive Officer TIAA

Director Since:


Business Experience
Mr. Ferguson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA (formerly TIAA-CREF) from 2008-2021. Prior to joining TIAA, Mr. Ferguson served as Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, a global insurance company, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Ferguson served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System from 1999 to 2006. He represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees, including Payment System Oversight, Reserve Bank Operations and Supervision and Regulation. In addition, Mr. Ferguson led the Fed’s initial response on 9/11. From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Ferguson was an associate and partner at McKinsey & Company.

Public Board Memberships

  • General Mills, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods

  • Alphabet Inc., the parent holding company of Google Inc.

  • Corning - one of the world's leading innovators in materials science


Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Boards of a number of charitable and non-governmental organizations, including the Institute for Advanced Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Smithsonian Institution

  • Chairman of The Conference Board

  • Member of the Economic Club of New York

  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

  • Member of the Group of Thirty

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Co-Chair of the Academy’s Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education

  • Fellow of the American Philosophical Society

  • Previous Chairman and Executive Committee Member of the Business-Higher Education Forum


Mr. Ferguson brings to our Board his sound business judgment, extensive knowledge of the financial services industry and regulatory experience. We benefit from Mr. Ferguson’s service as Chief Executive Officer of TIAA and his experience as a member of other public company boards, which provides him an enhanced perspective on issues applicable to our company.