Roger Ferguson is president and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF. He served as vice chair of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System from Oct. 1999 to Feb. 2006, and 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.Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in 2008, Roger was head of financial services for Swiss Re and Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation. Prior to that, he was a partner at McKinsey & Co. and an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Roger is a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competiveness and served on its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-chair of the Committee for Economic Development and the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population.He is vice chair of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Harvard University Visiting Committee for the Memorial Church, and the Group of Thirty. Roger earned his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University.