Anne Ollen is a Managing Director of the TIAA Institute, responsible for developing and implementing knowledge-building and public engagement initiatives that serve the higher education leadership community. She was invited to join the Institute when it was established in 1998 and plays a critical role in identifying opportunities for partnerships with like-minded think tanks and other organizations to advance mutual goals. These partnerships can yield research, convenings, publications or other products of value to higher education leaders.
In collaboration with the American Council on Education, Ollen manages the TIAA Institute Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education. She also is the lead organizer of the TIAA Institute’s signature programs for college and university leaders, including the TIAA Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference.
Before joining the Institute, she was manager of TIAA Seminar Development, leading a team responsible for creating content and collateral for financial education forums targeting specific audiences, including HR generalists and benefits administrators, women, people about to retire, and those just starting out in their careers.
- Ollen has an M.A. in education from Queens College, City University of New York, and holds a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist designation from The Wharton School.