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TIAA-CREF Chief To Speak at University of Iowa

Herb Allison Herbert M. Allison, Jr., chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF financial services, the organization that manages the retirement plan for University of Iowa employees, will speak at the Tippie College of Business at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Suite S401 of the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

Allison will discuss the key demographic and economic challenges the United States faces in helping Americans achieve financial security in retirement.

Allison has been chairman, president, and CEO of TIAA-CREF since 2002. Before that, he had worked at Merrill Lynch & Co. for 28 years, the last two as president and chief operating officer. He also worked as finance officer for the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain in 2000 and as president and CEO of the Alliance for Lifelong Learning, Inc., a start-up academic organization that is a joint venture of Oxford, Stanford, and Yale Universities. He remains on AllLearn's board.

Allison is on the board of directors of the New York Stock Exchange. He also serves on the advisory board of the Yale School of Management, is the vice chair of the Business-Higher Education Forum, and recently served on Governor George Pataki's New York State Commission on Education Reform. Allison is a member of both the Business Roundtable and the Financial Services Roundtable. He has also served as chair of the Vietnam Education Foundation and on the board of the United Negro College Fund.

Allison earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Yale University and a master's degree in business administration from Stanford University.

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