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President and CEO of TIAA-CREF to Deliver Durland Lecture on October 17

10/15/2013

The 26th Durland Lecture—Johnson’s most prestigious speaking engagement—will be delivered on Thursday, October 17, 2013, by Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF 


President and CEO of TIAA-CREF to Deliver Durland Lecture on October 17

The 26th Durland Lecture—Johnson’s most prestigious speaking engagement—will be delivered on Thursday, October 17, 2013 by, Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., president and CEO of TIAA-CREF.  The lecture takes place in Ives Hall on the Cornell University campus, and is free and open to the public.




TIAA-CREF is a financial services company focusing on addressing the needs of nonprofit employees, delivering personalized financial advice, and managing investment assets. In a talk titled “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Services Industry:  The Way Forward,” Ferguson will offer Johnson a unique perspective on the role of financial services today.

Beyond his position at TIAA-CREF, Roger Ferguson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a member of the academy’s Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences. He has served on the Board of Directors of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., since 2010, has been a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness since 2011, and also serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Ferguson holds a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics, and a J.D., all from Harvard University.

The Durland Lecture series was initiated in 1983 by Roy H. Park – late chairman of Park Communications – and a group of donors. Durland series lecturers have included Thomas W. Jones, co-chairman and CEO of Citigroup’s SSB Citi Asset Management Group, Abby Joseph Cohen, managing director of Goldman, Sachs & Company, Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna, and Lucio A. Noto, chairman and CEO of Mobil Corporation.

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