Chairman, TIAA Board of Trustees
Chair, Executive Committee
TIAA Trustee since 1995
RONALD L. THOMPSON, 65, has served as Chairman of the TIAA Board since 2008. He has been the Senior Independent Director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles since 2014; he was a director of Chrysler Group LLC from 2009 to 2014 and Lead Director from 2011 to 2014. He has also been a member of the advisory board of Plymouth Ventures Partnership II since 2010 and a director of the Medical University of South Carolina Foundation since 2013. Dr. Thompson serves on the board of Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Thompson provides extensive business management experience, understanding of higher education and leadership skills.