John Douglas is Senior Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to Chief Executive Officer Roger W. Ferguson, focused on the implementation of the organization’s growth strategy. He also serves as Vice Chairperson of TIAA Bank.
John joined TIAA in 2018 as Chief Oversight and Advocacy Officer, overseeing the risk management, legal and compliance functions for the enterprise. He has 40 years of experience advising financial institutions on legal, business and regulatory matters, including regulatory compliance, acquisitions, investments and FinTech. John has guided financial services companies through significant legislative and regulatory changes, from Garn-St. Germain to FIRREA to Dodd-Frank.
Prior to joining TIAA, he was a partner in Davis Polk’s Financial Institutions Group, heading the firm’s bank regulatory practice. During his tenure at the firm, John acted as a strategic legal advisor to TIAA regarding its 2017 acquisition of EverBank (now TIAA Bank). As General Counsel of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the 1980s, he supported the financial system through reform and restructuring efforts, participating in the landmark Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 and assisting in the organization of the Resolution Trust Corporation.