TIAA names Marty Willis and Doug Chittenden to company’s executive committee

NEW YORK, JUNE 25, 2020 – TIAA, a leading financial services provider, today named two company leaders to its Executive Committee reporting to TIAA President and Chief Executive Officer Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.  The appointments enable the firm to remain nimble in meeting the evolving needs of clients.
Martha “Marty” Willis, currently Nuveen Chief Marketing Officer, has been named Chief Marketing Officer for TIAA, where she will oversee Marketing, Brand and Corporate Communications across TIAA, TIAA Bank and Nuveen. Doug Chittenden, Head of Institutional Relationships, will also serve as Chair of the TIAA Financial Solutions (TFS) Senior Leadership Team. These changes are effective immediately.
“As we take steps to operate in a more streamlined and integrated way for the benefit of our participants, we have in Marty and Doug two highly accomplished, client-focused leaders,” Ferguson said.  “They will concentrate on activities with the highest impact for delivering excellence and financial security to our institutional and individual clients.  Marty and Doug have devoted their careers to building and maintaining long-term client relationships, and I couldn’t be more pleased to recognize their contributions to the business.”
In her new role, Ms. Willis will help ensure TIAA has impactful and engaging marketing and communications capabilities that fully showcase TIAA’s strengths – a critical factor for the firm’s ongoing growth and success.  Ms. Willis has more than 30 years’ experience as a marketing, distribution, product development and business strategy leader, including roles at OppenheimerFunds, Fidelity Investments and MFS.  She has earned numerous industry awards for her transformational marketing and branding campaigns.  Since joining the company in 2016, she has created and developed a strong unified brand for Nuveen, overseeing the development of client and product marketing, corporate and investment communications, and digital and brand strategies that anticipate and meet the evolving needs of our asset management clients. 
In his role, Mr. Chittenden will partner closely with his TFS senior leadership colleagues, and ensure the collective needs and perspectives of TFS are well-represented at the Executive Committee level.  TIAA Financial Solutions comprises the business areas that focus on meeting the growing needs of TIAA institutional and individual clients across a full range of financial services.  Mr. Chittenden is a 35-year veteran of TIAA who leads with vision and innovation, guiding his team in building and maintaining strong relationships with institutional clients.  He continues to manage the company’s Institutional Retirement business, which serves more than 15,000 retirement plan sponsors in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields.
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