Janice Innis-Thompson is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Compliance Officer of TIAA-CREF. Ms. Innis-Thompson oversees and manages TIAA-CREF's enterprise wide compliance program. She leads a team of 90 compliance professionals that are helping to transform the organization through proactive compliance risk management, education and processes optimization. Ms. Innis-Thompson reports to the General Counsel, and the Audit Committee of the Board of TIAA.
Ms. Innis-Thompson joined TIAA-CREF in October 2006 to lead the group responsible for Anti-money laundering, Policies & Procedures, Marketing & Advertising Review, Training, Privacy and Information Technology. She came from Tyco International, where she was Chief Compliance Counsel and head of global legal and regulatory compliance. Prior to that, she was the Chief Compliance Counsel at the International Paper Company. Ms. Innis-Thompson began her career with the United States Department of Justice, where she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in four jurisdictions. During that time she also served a year as Counsel to the Director of EOUSA (Executive Office for United States Attorneys), and worked with Attorney General Janet Reno during the 1996 election. Ms. Innis-Thompson holds a B.A. with honors and a J.D. from the University of Florida.