Renee Alexander Sherrod BIO

Rene A SherrodRenee Alexander Sherrod has been Vice President of Corporate Citizenship for TIAA-CREF since February 2011. Renee and her team work with key constituencies on corporate social responsibility initiatives, and aligns the company’s philanthropic focus with its mission as a financial-services firm.

Previously, Ms. Sherrod served as TIAA-CREF’s head of diversity and community affairs for three years. In her role, she designed and implemented diversity and inclusion strategies for the company; worked with senior management to build and retain a diverse workforce; represented the company on national councils and organizations focused on diversity; and designed community affairs strategies that help further the company’s mission and vision.

Ms. Sherrod joined TIAA-CREF in 2000 as Director of Corporate Support in the Public Affairs area. Prior to that, she spent 13 years at Duke Energy in various senior management positions in customer service, community relations and purchasing.

Ms. Sherrod is involved in a number of civic and professional organizations, including the University of Arkansas Diversity Advisory Board, Presbyterian Hospital Foundation Board of Directors and Goodwill Industries Board of Directors. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College and a master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.