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Leaders of TIAA

The Leadership Team is in charge of the TIAA 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 (terms are 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 Development Vice President. The Leadershiip Team 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.




Debi Heaton is a native of Kilgore, TX. Debi completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Stephen F. Austin College in 1973 and an MBA at Amber University in 1990. Debi joined TI in June of 1974 as a telephone operator in the Semiconductor Building. She then moved to the Customer Response Center, which led her to IS&S Customer Service where she supervised the CIC billings systems.  During the last few years at TI, she became an accounting manager and retired in 2009.  She served as the TIAA Treasurer from 2011-2013. Debi said she believes it is beneficial to belong to TIAA because it keeps you in touch with the TIers that you worked with over the years.

Executive Vice President

Margaret worked at TI for just over 23 years starting as an intern working at the old Texins Association in Dallas under the supervision of Dot Adler.  She ended her TI career as the HR Communications Manager when she retired in 2018 and recently joined TIAA.


Kate completed a BS in Mathematics from Southeastern State College (now Southeastern Oklahoma State University) in 1969, an MS in Computer Science from Southern Methodist University in 1976, and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1995. She earned both graduate degrees while working full time for TI. Kate ended her IT career after 32 years at TI when she took early retirement in 2001. She has been very active within TIAA since then plus she also volunteers at The Senior Source Money Management program, helping low-income seniors manage their limited resources.


Shyamal Parikh joined TI in 1980 after getting an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles. He started his career as an analyst in the MOS Memory business, with progressive assignments in Accounting, Finance and Operations. He left TI in 2004 as the VP of Financial Planning. After leaving TI, he joined a private equity held technology company, Ocular LCD, as CFO. He then went on to work at Glazer's Distributors, from where he retired in 2018. He currently runs a consulting practice, Glendora Ventures, with a former TI colleague.