Head of Enterprise ESG Strategy
Sam serves as Managing Director, head of Enterprise ESG Strategy, at Nuveen, TIAA’s asset management arm. There he is responsible for governance, coordination, and strategy for ESG activities across both TIAA and Nuveen. His team also supports TIAA’s Retirement Solution group in their work to aide TIAA plan sponsor clients and participants with ESG and responsible investing related solutions.Prior to joining Nuveen, Sam was a Senior Director on TIAA’s Federal Government Relations team where he was responsible for outreach, policy, and advocacy on matters relating to Nuveen and TIAA Bank with policymakers in Washington, DC. Sam’s early years in DC were spent toiling in the halls of Congress, working as a staffer to three different lawmakers. Working at TIAA and Nuveen holds special meaning for Sam as the son and grandson of retired educators and TIAA participants. Sam earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Franklin and Marshall College. He currently lives in Washington, DC with his wife, two sons, and a very jazzy cat. When not at work, you can often find Sam on the golf course.