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Michelle McCarthy Beck
Michelle McCarthy Beck
Chief Risk Officer

Michelle McCarthy Beck is Chief Risk Officer of Nuveen.

Michelle is in charge of monitoring risk management, including investment, operational and valuation risk across the firm. Before joining TIAA in 2010, Nuveen’s parent company, she was the Chief Risk Officer of Russell Investments and Chief Market and Operational Risk Officer of Washington Mutual Bank.

She is a trustee of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and heads the Chicago chapter of that group. She also serves on the board of CFA Society of Chicago and chairs the Chicago chapter of 100 Women in Finance. Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in government from Harvard University.

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