Chair, Audit Committee
TIAA Trustee since 2009
JEFFREY R. BROWN, 47, is the William G. Karnes Professor of Finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Business and Public Policy; he has held both positions since 2007, and has taught at the University of Illinois since 2002. Since 1999, he has been a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (“NBER”), and since 2003 he has been Associate Director of the NBER Retirement Research Center. Since 2012, he has been a Manager of LLB Ventures, LLC. From 2006 to 2008 he served as a member of the Social Security Advisory Board. He was a director of the American Risk and Insurance Association from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Brown earned a B.A. from Miami University, an M.P.P. from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (“MIT”). Dr. Brown provides expertise in the areas of finance, pension products, public policy and economics.