TIAA Announces David G. Nason as EVP, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

New York, September 23, 2019 – TIAA, a leading financial services provider, announced today that David G. Nason has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, effective September 16. He will report to John Douglas, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Oversight and Advocacy Officer.
In this newly created position, Nason will lead the combined Risk Management and Compliance functions for the company. This will assist TIAA as its risk and compliance needs evolve in a dynamic market.
“I’m delighted to welcome David to the TIAA family,” said Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and CEO of TIAA. “He joins our strong Oversight and Advocacy team, ready to continue our path forward in implementing effective risk mitigation and compliance strategies. David is an excellent addition to TIAA’s senior leadership team.”
“David’s extensive leadership experience in financial services organizations will serve TIAA well in today’s rapidly changing and complex regulatory landscape,” said John Douglas. “As our businesses become more integrated, it is important that our oversight and control functions are closely aligned. This alignment will assist our businesses and lead to better outcomes for our customers.”
Prior to joining TIAA, Nason served as the President and CEO of GE Energy Financial Services, GE’s worldwide energy investing business, with an asset base of $15 billion. Prior to that, 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 asset financial institution. In that role, he partnered with top executives to deliver risk management, capital planning, regulatory and legal affairs, and policy advocacy. He also served as 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. Previously, he held roles at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the law firm Covington & Burling.
“I am very excited to join TIAA with its rich, mission-based culture and reputation,” said Nason. “I appreciate the opportunity to lead a talented team of individuals as TIAA’s business grows and evolves.”
Nason holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the American University, and a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude.

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