Asset Management

Meet The Professionals

In total, TIAA-CREF Asset Management consists of more than 300 investment professionals, including over 100 portfolio managers with an average of 17 years of investment experience and 10 years with TIAA-CREF. Take a closer look at the people behind the performance.

Carol DeckbarCarol Deckbar is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer within TIAA-CREF Asset Management. In her role as COO, she is responsible for the planning and the oversight activities for the Asset Management business. This includes business policies, operations, technology, finance and marketing in coordination with the respective business partners and support functions. Ms. Deckbar also oversees business development and product development and management for all public and private securities, real estate, alternatives and mutual fund products and services.

Ms. Deckbar currently serves as the Chairman of the TIAA Asset Management, Inc., Board of Directors and as a Director of its various subsidiaries. She is also a Director of the TIAA Services Board, and serves as an officer to the company’s various Corporate Boards.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF, Ms. Deckbar was a Senior Vice President of Consumer Banking and Investment Products for Regions Bank, and before that she served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management Product and Marketing.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Deckbar served as Senior Vice President, Managing Director, for Bank of America Capital Management. She began her Asset Management career with the Evergreen Funds where she served as Director of Marketing and Product.

Memberships are held by Mrs. Deckbar at CEB Council on Financial Competition, Retirement Coalition and VIP Forum, and Investment Company Institute. She received a B.S., cum laude, from Elon University.