When it came time to move from Austin to Denver in 2006, Maggie was grateful for how TIAA’s flexibility allowed her to stay with the same company, while she pursued happiness.
“I’m a Colorado girl, my roots are grounded here,” said Maggie. “TIAA was really supportive in my transition back to Colorado.”
According to Maggie, Colorado has a lot to offer from a business, community, and lifestyle standpoint. And having grown up in Colorado, Maggie knew she couldn’t stay away from the state’s beautiful four seasons for long.
Between amazing outdoor activities, sunshine, and gorgeous mountain views, as well as people who care about the environment and community—to Maggie, Denver has a small-town feel with big-city potential.
Maggie, now Managing Director – Institutional Relationships, has been with TIAA for 17 years, holding a range of roles in financial advising, business consulting, project management, planning strategic initiatives and technology, and leading teams who deliver financial planning to institutional clients.
“We work with clients who are doing good for others,” she said on her passion for working at TIAA.
Her loyalty to the company is largely due to how TIAA’s culture fits in with her own ideals.
“There’s a big focus on diversity, with lots of opportunities to advance professionally. I am a curious person and have a desire to keep learning. TIAA invests in its employees with training and ways to expand their growth.”TIAA
Maggie’s Advice for Success
Maggie compares growing your career to investing—where you have to put your money and time into it. There will be peaks and valleys, but over time, you’ll be able to understand the power and payoff behind that work.
“It’s no different from climbing a 14er, you have to take the time and make the effort. Working in investment services takes steps, training, and time—and the payoff is that if you want more, you can absolutely attain it.”
Volunteerism and Community Involvement