Bauer College Hosts TIAA-CREF President and CEO on April 20

Published on April 8, 2015

Students Will Hear Leader’s Perspective on Career Success

A financial services industry leader will share his story and insight at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business later this month.

TIAA-CREF President and CEO Roger Ferguson will speak during a special Bauer event on April 20 at 1:30 p.m. in Insperity Center 412, for a discussion on “Career Success: Making an Impact in a Challenging World.”

During the presentation, Ferguson will discuss what he has learned about success in a career that has spanned the worlds of business, public service, consulting and law. He will also offer advice on how business students can prepare themselves to make an impact in the world in today’s environment.

To RSVP for this event, click here.

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
President and CEO

Roger Ferguson

Roger Ferguson, Jr.

Roger Ferguson is president and CEO of TIAA-CREF, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, medical, research 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.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in April 2008, Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re. He was previously an associate and partner at McKinsey & Company and an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Ferguson serves on the board of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and the advisory board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP. He is chairman of the Business-Higher Education Forum and serves on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a board member of The Conference Board, the American Council of Life Insurers, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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

By Abigail Leal