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Christina Cutlip is a Senior Managing Director for the Institutional Financial Services division of TIAA (, a Fortune 100 financial services organization. She is the head of the Client Engagement & National Advocacy team, which is responsible for expanding relationships with industry and government associations, while also focusing on client engagement. In 2011, Christina was recognized as TIAA’s Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother magazine and received an Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2016 from The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) State Fund Network for her contributions to higher education. She was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to the Department of Labor ERISA Advisory Council for a three-year term from 2013 - 2016. Christina is on the board of The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), and chairs the board of Almasi Collaborative Arts, a non-profit organization that strives to create and facilitate artistic collaborations between African and American artists and American artistic institutions. She serves on the board of retirement healthcare provider Emeriti, and on the advisory councils of WISER and ERIC. Christina earned a B.A. in Economics from Grinnell College, an MBA from Regis University and a PhD in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. As a FINRA registered representative and principal, she holds Series 7, 24 and 51 licenses while maintaining accident, health, life and variable annuity licenses. Additionally, Christina has obtained the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) professional designation.