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Sr. Compensation Advisor
U.S. Army - LTC, Logistics Officer

I manage the content in the TIAA Human Resources (HR) self-service online experience for employees. I believe understanding practical ways to manage and achieve goals, in even the most trying circumstances, is crucial for achieving success within a company. My military experience has taught me theses values and prepared me for the business world. Having worked alongside others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or mental and physical capabilities, I am pleased to see this type of value system incorporated into TIAA’s diversity and inclusion efforts and military-hiring initiatives. As the New York Chapter Lead for TIAA’s Military and Veterans Employee Resource Group (ERG), I feel that hiring veterans is one thing, but giving them a support network like the ERG shows an extra commitment to helping with a successful transition. And because the transition from a military environment to a corporate environment can be a rough ride, I am also pleased to be involved in the design of a program to help mentor veterans at TIAA.


I highly recommend that you network with others internally and externally and be a “people person.” Lead by example, as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Create a strategy for self-promotion by building your own personal brand and doing well in your current role. Seek out employee support groups.


Civilian Career
Sr. HR Knowledge Management Advisor
TIAA, New York, NY 2014 to Present
Sr. Compensation Advisor
TIAA, New York, NY 2010 to 2014
Compensation Consultant
Verizon Wireless, Basking Ridge, NJ 2003 to 2010
MS, Human Resource Management
The New School, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, New York, NY, June 1993
BS, Business Administration 
ROTC Commission, US Army(May 1988)
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD, May 1991

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