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Leaders of TIAA

The Executive Committee is the leadership body of the Alumni Association. It is comprised of the four elected officers, the immediate past President and those officers appointed by the President. The four elected officers, who serve one year terms, effective as of July 1, are the President, the Executive Vice President, the Treasurer and the Secretary. There are currently five appointed officers: the Activities Vice President, the Chief Information Officer, the Communications Vice President, the Education Vice President and the Membership Vice President. The Executive Committee generally meets as a body every other month to conduct its business.

If you would like to see who the elected officers were in prior years, select the appropriate year and click on Apply.




Larry James joined TIAA as a lifetime member in May 2000. “I was living in California and the TIAA newsletters and website proved a great way to stay in touch with the company and my TI friends”.  Larry graduated from Ohio State University in 1968, and joined TI as a manufacturing engineer in the TTL integrated circuit department. Soon he was drafted and spent almost two years in the office of Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. Returning to TI in 1972, Larry shifted focus and spent the remainder of his career in finance, working in the Semiconductor business (including a seven year stint in Japan), the Defense Systems business and Corporate. Larry retired in 1998 but remained active in international finance and the semiconductor industry through 2012.  Larry and his wife Sharon have been married 48 years and have two sons and four grandsons.

Executive VP

Tom Boedecker joined TIAA as a lifetime member in 2005 after retiring from TI at the end of 2004.  “I was interested in staying in contact with friends from TI whom had retired before me and have enjoyed the charity golf tournament almost every year since”.  Tom graduated from Texas A&M in January 1964 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the US Army Ordnance Corps. Tom joined TI as a mechanical design engineer in the Space Systems Division.  In May 1964, Tom started a four-year LOA, three years of military service at the US Army Missile Command at Redstone Arsenal, AL, and one year completing an MS Engineering Mechanics degree at the University of Alabama – Huntsville.  Tom returned to TI in April 1968 where he spent the next 12 years in various engineering assignments in the Defense business, including eight years at the Ridgecrest, CA, facility, before earning an MBA from the University of Dallas and transferring to Corporate Finance in May 1980.  Tom worked in various finance and accounting assignments for the balance of his career in the Defense business, Corporate Risk and the Semiconductor business.  Tom and his wife Linda have been married 50 years and have two daughters and four granddaughters.


Kate Newman joined the TI Alumni Association in 2014 upon her retirement from TI.  She worked in the Tax Department doing both federal and international tax for 13 years, moving to Procurement in WPL in 2007, where she finished her 20 years.  She is a CPA with a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Texas A&M.  Kate is very active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors of Junior League of Dallas, Victims Outreach, Dallas Summer Musicals, Uptown Players and several auxiliary organizations over the years.  Currently, she is active in Junior League of Dallas as a member of the Financial Advisory Board and the Sustainer Leadership Council, United Way as a Community Impact Grant panel member, The Family Place Partners Card team, Genesis Women's Shelter Auxiliary Board of Directors, KERA volunteer and Community Partners of Dallas partners board.  She and her husband, Keith, have been married 28 years.


Dorothy served 16 years with TI as an Executive / Staff Secretary for various groups, Packaging in the Process Automation Group  and the Silicon Technology Development Group in Kilby Center.  She has a B.S. in Secondary Education and retired from teaching for the birth of her children.   Returning to the work force she came back as a Medical Transcriptionist for 4.5 years.   Hoping to return to the field on retirement, she kept her membership in the American Association of Medical Transcriptionists and served on the ASTM committee EC 31.21.04 on record format.  Attending various national meetings, the trend became apparent that voice recognition and the cell phone along with the push for an electronic medical record would eliminate transcription.   

She currently serves on the City of Garland Library Board and her Neighborhood Association.