President & CEO, Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA)

Thasunda was recently named President & CEO of TIAA.

Previously she led the Chase Consumer Banking business at JPMorgan Chase where she oversaw an enormous banking network with more than 47,000 employees – including 3,000 financial advisors – serving 23 million households nationwide, and is a member of the Consumer and Community Banking Leadership Committee.

She was previously the CEO of Chase Auto Finance, one of the leading bank providers of auto financing in the country. Under her leadership, Chase Auto Finance moved from #27 in the JD Power Dealer Financing Satisfaction Survey to #1 in Prime and Non-Prime. She broadened its dealer partnerships and launched Chase Auto Direct, the bank’s new direct-to-consumer business. Prior to Chase Auto, Thasunda served as National Retail Sales Executive for Chase Mortgage Banking. She has also served as Director of Affordable Lending and Emerging Markets.

Before joining JPMorgan Chase, she was a Director of Emerging Markets at Fannie Mae, where she led the implementation of national strategies designed to increase homeownership among African Americans and Hispanics across the country.

Thasunda is a founding member of the firm’s Women on the Move initiative and an Executive Sponsor of The Fellowship Initiative in New York City, the enrichment program, run by JPMorgan Chase, offers young men of color academic, social and emotional support to help them achieve personal and professional success.

A native of Texas, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Houston and an MBA from Baylor University. She is married and has four children.