July 27, 2010 ( - TIAA-CREF announced the appointment of Virginia M. (Gina) Wilson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Wilson will oversee TIAA-CREF’s finance and actuarial functions, including financial management and planning, actuarial, tax, accounting, and financial reporting. She will be a member of TIAA-CREF’s executive management team and will work across the organization to strengthen financial processes and maximize the value of the organization’s assets, according to a press release.   

Wilson was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer at Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, where she created the financial and technology infrastructure upon its spinoff from Cendant Corporation in 2006. From 2003 to 2006, she served Cendant as its EVP and Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining Cendant, she was corporate controller of MetLife, Inc. and, before that, of Transamerica’s life insurance operations.  

Wilson holds a B.S. and an M.A.S. from the University of Illinois. She serves as a director of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic and is a trustee for Catholic Charities in New York.   

Wilson succeeds Georganne C. Proctor, who in January was named TIAA-CREF’s Chief Integration Officer, a role in which she leads the organization’s work to promote ease of doing business and a holistic client experience.  

Last month, the company announced the consolidation of its customer-focused areas (see TIAA-CREF Consolidates Customer-Focused Areas).