Topic: The Economy in a Post-Covid World, Leading in Crisis and Beyond
Join CFA Society Boston for our signature event featuring Roger Ferguson, President and CEO of TIAA from 2008-2021 and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. Roger Ferguson has long focused on financial well-being and security, most recently leading the 17,000 employees of financial services provider TIAA which manages $1.3 trillion in assets through a shift to remote work during a pandemic and the racial reckoning following George Floyd’s death. Roger led TIAA staying true to their values and came through these series of crises as a financially strong and stable company with ample capital. Previously as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve for nearly 10 years, Roger steered the country's economy through the massive financial aftershock of September 11. Roger will address leadership in a crisis, both post-covid and in the midst and beyond the headlines of today. Brent Bell, CFA Society Boston Chair, will engage with Roger in a fireside chat.
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA (2008-2021), the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields, and a Fortune 100 financial services organization.
Roger is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees, including Payment System Oversight, Reserve Bank Operations, and Supervision and Regulation. As the only Governor in Washington, D.C., on 9/11, Roger led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks, taking actions that kept the U.S. financial system functioning while reassuring the global financial community that the U.S. economy would not be paralyzed.
Prior to joining TIAA in April 2008, he was head of financial services for Swiss Re, Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and a member of the company’s executive committee. From 1984 to 1997, Roger was an Associate and Partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.
He is a member of the Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents and serves on the boards of Alphabet, Inc.; General Mills, Inc.; and International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc. Roger is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and co-chairs its Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education.
Roger serves on the boards of The Conference Board, the Institute for Advanced Study and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and a member of the Economic Club of New York, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Group of Thirty and the National Association for Business Economics.
Roger served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness as well as its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and he co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population.
Roger holds a B.A., J.D., and a Ph.D. in economics, all from Harvard University.