Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
TIAA-CREF

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization. Ferguson is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. As the only Governor in Washington, D.C. on 9/11, he led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the U.S. financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community that the U.S. economy would not be paralyzed.

Ferguson serves on the Boards of the American Council of Life Insurers, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He serves as Vice Chair of the Business- Higher Education Forum. Ferguson is chairman of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty. He served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness as well as its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Ferguson holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.