Anne Ollen develops and executes the TIAA Institute’s higher education program. The program seeks to build and share knowledge important to higher education leaders about drivers of change and innovative solutions and strategies in three broad thematic areas: leadership, academic workforce trends, and higher education operating models. Anne leverages the Institute’s pillars of work—research, partnerships, convenings and strategic communications—to bring distinctive value to Institute stakeholders in alignment with TIAA business priorities.
Anne’s career spans 30+ years of experience in front-line business, marketing, operational, and leadership roles at TIAA where she has built and managed cohesive and productive teams to be agents of change. She was part of the founding team of the TIAA Institute and has shown how strong and inclusive leadership can generate thought leadership that creates business impact and forges influential relationships. Anne helped create and launch several Institute signature initiatives, including the TIAA Institute Fellows Program, the Higher Education Leadership Conference, Building Expertise — a professional development program for benefits administrators — and the TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education.
- Anne has a masters in elementary education and has obtained the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation.