Samuel Bright Named to TIAA Board of Directors

NEW YORK, May 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirement and results-driven investment solutions for millions of people and thousands of institutions, has named Samuel “Sam” Bright to its board of administration.

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TIAA appointed Bright Sam to its board of directors.

Bright joined the Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility and Audit and Investment Committees with effect February 17, 2022.

“Sam’s impressive experience, skills and insight make him an exciting addition to the board,” said James R. Chambers, Chairman of the TIAA Board of Directors. “He has a proven track record as a technology leader and customer experience expert. He is a strong believer in TIAA’s mission and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Currently, Bright serves as Chief Product and Experience Officer at Upwork, the global job marketplace serving everyone from one-man startups to over 30% of the Fortune 100, with a powerful, people-focused platform. trust that allows businesses and talent to work together in new ways that unlock their potential.

Previously, Bright was vice president and general manager of Verticals at eBay, the world’s second-largest e-commerce marketplace. Prior to eBay, he advised on merger and acquisition processes at Merrill Lynch. Before eBay and Merrill Lynch, he became the youngest industry analyst at Forrester Research.

Among his many accomplishments, Bright was recognized on Black Enterprise’s 2018 list of Most Influential Blacks in Tech, as one of Savoy Magazine’s 2020 Most Influential Black Executives in American Business and, more recently, in the “Born Digital” category of products that matter. inaugural Global CPO 20 list of the best product managers in the world.

Bright grew up in Peoria, IL, and currently resides in the Bay Area. He attended Taylor University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

About TIAA

TIAA is a leading provider of secure retirement and results-driven investment solutions for millions of people and thousands of institutions. It is the premier not-for-profit provider of the retirement market,1 paid more than $3.6 billion to retired customers in 2020 and $1.4 trillion assets under management (as of 12/31/2021).2

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1 As of December 31, 2020. Based on data from PLANSPONSOR’s 403(b) market research, published August 2021.
2 As of December 31, 2021, assets under management of Nuveen Investments affiliates and TIAA’s investment management teams were $1.375 billion.
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