Blog / July 7, 2016

ELC Member Roger Ferguson Becomes First African American To Join Alphabet Board Of Directors

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, recently appointed Roger Ferguson to its Board of Directors. Ferguson is the first African American to serve on the board of Alphabet and Google. He will serve on the audit committee.

Ferguson is the President and Chief Executive Officer at TIAA where he oversees the retirement investments for university professors and employees from a variety of educational, medical, government and cultural institutions. Prior to joining TIAA in April 2008, he served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. As the only Governor in Washington, D.C. on September 11th, he led the Fed’s initial response to the terrorist attacks.

He is Chairman of The Conference Board and a member of the Business-Higher Education Forum Executive Committee.

Ferguson co-chaired the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Long-Run Macro-Economic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population; and served on President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Ferguson joined The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) in 2014. In 2013 he was the recipient of The ELC Achievement Award, which recognized him for his exemplary leadership in the global business landscape.