Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee
CREF Trustee since 2007
NANCY A. ECKL, 51, was Vice President of American Beacon Advisors, Inc., an investment management firm, and of the American Beacon Funds (open-end mutual funds) from 1990 to 2006. Ms. Eckl also served as Vice President of certain other funds advised by American Beacon Advisors, Inc. Ms. Eckl is an independent director and audit committee chair of The Lazard Funds, Inc. and Lazard Retirement Series, Inc. (both open-end investment companies), Lazard Global Total Return and Income Fund, Inc. and Lazard World Dividend & Income Fund, Inc. (both New York Stock Exchange listed closed-end funds), an independent board member and audit committee chair of Lazard Alternative Strategies Fund, LLC and Lazard Alternative Strategies 1099 Fund (both closed-end, registered funds of hedge funds). Ms. Eckl has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. She is designated as an audit committee financial expert for CREF and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. Ms. Eckl has served as a CREF Trustee since 2007.