Jeffrey R. Brown

Chair, Audit Committee
TIAA Trustee since 2009

JEFFREY r. BROWN PhotoJEFFREY 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.