David G. Nason

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer

B.S.B.A., Finance, American University
J.D., American University Washington College of Law
David Nason
David Nason is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Legal, Risk and Compliance Officer for TIAA. He oversees the risk management, legal and compliance functions for the enterprise.
Mr. Nason has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and regulatory matters. He joined TIAA in 2019 as EVP and Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, and brought Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance together as a single, cohesive organization. 
Prior to TIAA, Mr. Nason served for five years as President and CEO of GE Energy Financial Services, GE’s worldwide energy investing business with an asset base of $15 billion. Previously, he served as the Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer at GE Capital, where he created a strategy, organization and operating framework for the $600 billion financial institution. In that role, he partnered with top executives to deliver risk management, capital planning, regulatory and legal affairs, and policy advocacy.
Before joining GE, Mr. Nason was the U.S. Senate-confirmed Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions for the U.S. Treasury, where he was instrumental in the government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis and served as lead advisor on banking, securities and housing-finance regulatory matters. For his service, Mr. Nason received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the U.S. Treasury’s highest-ranking honor for a public official.
Prior to the U.S. Treasury, Mr. Nason worked as a Commissioner’s counsel at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and as an attorney at Covington & Burling. He has also served as Law Clerk to a federal court judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Nason serves on the Board of Advisors for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American University and a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law.