Ronald L. Thompson, 62, has served as Chairman of the TIAA Board since 2008. He has been a director of Chrysler Group LLC since 2009 and Lead Director since 2011. He has also been a member of the advisory board of Plymouth Ventures Partnership II since 2010. He serves on the board of Washington University in St. Louis. He earned a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Dr. Thompson provides extensive business management experience, understanding of higher education and leadership skills