How to Manage CEO Activism

Thursday, May 20 , 3 p.m. ET


Larry “Chad” Chadwick began his career with TIAA-CREF in New York in January 1993. Over the past 27 years, Chad has worked in a variety of roles with the company throughout the United States.

Most recently Chad has served as Senior Managing Director of Government Relations.  As head of TIAA’s government relations team, he is responsible for coordinating all of TIAA’s corporate interaction with the federal and state governments, the development and dissemination of our policy positions and designing and implementing our advocacy strategy with policymakers.  Before leading the Federal Government Relations team, Chad established TIAA’s public policy unit as Vice President of TIAA Public Policy.

Corporate activism has exploded in the past year, and the role of a CEO has been redefined. Clients and consumers alike want to know your organization’s stance on political and social issues, and they want to hear it from the person in charge. This shift from CEO to CEO/Activist presents a unique problem for Government Affairs professionals. 

What advice do you give to your CEO when they want to make a political statement? How do you handle it? What do you say?

Larry Chadwick, Senior Managing Director of Government Affairs at TIAA, has experience navigating these exact issues. Join this webinar to learn how Larry maneuvers the new political paradigm, and the advice he gives to his C-Suite.

Topics include:

  • What to do when the CEO asks ‘why shouldn’t I do the right thing?’
  • How to provide clear direction to your executive team
  • Downstream implications to consider
  • Much, much more

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