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More about Shelly
Shelly Eweka (CFP®, ChFC®) joined TIAA in 2005 and currently serves as Director of Central Advice, leading a team of wealth management advisors. She received her B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and her CFP® from New York University. Shelly is a member of the Disciplinary and Ethics Commission of the CFP Board.
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Kerry Hannon is a nationally recognized expert on career transitions, personal finance and retirement. She is a columnist and regular contributor to The New York Times and a contributing writer for Money Magazine. Kerry graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Currently, she serves on The Board of Visitors. Additionally, she received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, where she is currently a member of an editorial board.
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Manisha Thakor (CFA, CFP) earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School before working on multibillion-dollar funds as an analyst, portfolio manager and client relations executive. She has since dedicated her career to women’s financial literacy—and to promoting a holistic, joy-based approach to money. Manisha appears regularly on TV shows such as CNNʼs "Your Bottom Line", PBSʼs "The Nightly Report", and "The Today Show".
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Alicia K. Waltenberger is Director of Wealth Planning Strategies at TIAA, specializing in estate and tax planning. Alicia received her B.S. in Finance from the University of Missouri-Columbia before completing her J.D. cum laude from Saint Louis University. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
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Cindy Wilson leads a team of TIAA financial consultants, helping clients across California, Nevada and Hawaii as they transition into retirement. Cindy received her B.A. from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and her M.B.A. from St. Maryʼs College of California. She is interviewed on a regular basis by various publications and has made regular appearances on The Wall Street Journalʼs podcast series.
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