Thasunda Brown Duckett

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  • Title
    President and CEO
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Duckett’s move from JPMorgan Chase rising star to TIAA CEO caught the eye of Wall Street. The finance leader known for her work on inclusion for people of color in the financial system took over from retiring chief Roger Ferguson Jr. in May in a rare handoff between two Black chief executives. Now one of two Black female CEOs in the Fortune 500—and just the fourth ever—Duckett is tasked with steering the $41 billion financial giant with $1.3 trillion in assets under management.

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