TIAA-CREF Names Social Investing Director

June 1, 2005 ( - TIAA-CREF has tapped Amy Muska O'Brien as the company's Director of Social Investing.

Among O’Brien’s responsibilities will be overseeing the social screening of such funds as the CREF Social Choice Account, acting as liaison to participants and other stakeholders in connection with the company’s social- and community-focused investments, and providing leadership to the company on socially responsible and community investing issues, the investment company said in a news release.

O’Brien joins TIAA-CREF from the Pension Board of the United Church of Christ, where she was the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and where she developed and implemented socially responsible investment strategies including social screening, proxy voting guidelines and shareholder activism for the $2.5 billion pension fund and the denomination’s $600 million foundation, the news release said.

O’Brien holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Bachelor of Science from Boston College.