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For Immediate Release
February 14, 2013
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Donna Brock

Larry Calhoun


(BLACK PR WIRE) "" ATLANTA "" The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) School of Business will present Roger W. Ferguson Jr., president and chief executive officer of TIAA-CREF, Friday, Feb. 15, during the school's 18th annual Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development (LEAD) Week. Ferguson will speak at a town hall meeting at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson Student Center, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.

This year's theme for LEAD Week, "Millennial Myopia: Fusing Generation Y Into the New Corporate Business Setting," focuses on developing a strong personal brand for attendees to be more competitive in an aggressive and global environment. Nearly 50 representatives from seven companies will participate.

TIAA-CREF is the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization. Ferguson has served as vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System. He was a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, served as chairman of the Financial Stability Forum, and chaired Federal Reserve Board committees on banking supervision and regulation, payment system policy and reserve bank oversight.

Prior to joining TIAA-CREF in April 2008, Ferguson was head of financial services for Swiss Re, chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, and a member of the company's executive committee. From 1984 to 1997, he was an associate and partner at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an attorney at the New York City office of Davis Polk & Wardwell.

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 is a member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and served on its predecessor, the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Ferguson is co-chair of the Committee on Economic Development and serves on the Board of Directors of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and Audax Health. He is also a board member of the American Council of Life Insurers, the Institute for Advanced Study and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is a member of the advisory board of Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP and serves as co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population. He is chairman of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Harvard University Visiting Committee for the Memorial Church and the Group of Thirty. Ferguson holds a B.A. degree, J.D. degree and a Ph.D. degree in economics, all from Harvard University.

School of Business interim Dean Charles Moses said, "LEAD Week is our premier annual event that gives us a chance to open our doors to the world. We welcome our corporate partners and their esteemed representatives, such as Mr. Ferguson. They have an opportunity to engage with our students in meaningful exchange from the world of practice, understanding that at CAU we are training students for global responsibility and positioning."

Visit http://www.sbus.cau.edu/ for the complete LEAD Week schedule.

About Clark Atlanta University's School of Business

The School of Business at CAU awarded its first bachelor's degree in 1931. Its graduate program was founded in 1946. The School was one of the first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation to have its undergraduate and graduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate schools of Business International (AACSB). It continues to produce one of the largest classes of African-American MBAs in the world, while its undergraduate program is one of the top 10 percent producers of African-American business professionals in the nation.