Otha Spriggs III Named President and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council

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(New ELC President and CEO Otha Spriggs)

Otha Spriggs III was named president and CEO of the Executive Leadership Council. He replaces Ronald C. Parker.

“I am excited that Skip will join The ELC and serve as the new leader of this preeminent membership organization of global black business leaders,” said Parker. “He will make a tremendous contribution to our organization as he embodies values that are important to all of our constituents.”

Currently, Spriggs serves as senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer at TIAA where he oversees all aspects of human resources strategy and execution for the company’s global workforce.

“I want to thank Skip for his many contributions to TIAA over the past five years,” said Roger W. Ferguson Jr., President and CEO at TIAA and a member of The ELC. “He helped to make TIAA an employer of choice and empowered our 16,000 employees to make a difference for the individuals and institutions we serve around the world. We’re proud that Skip has been selected to lead The ELC, an organization about which he cares so deeply. Under his leadership, I know that The ELC will continue to make great strides in cultivating diverse leaders who can succeed in a complex, rapidly changing global market.”

At the ELC, Spriggs will be involved with advocacy for black executive leadership across the globe, engagement services and support for multi-cultural and multi-generational leaders at different career lifecycle stages, leading-edge research, coaching and development of leaders, and sustainable global community impact.

Throughout his career, Spriggs has held executive leadership roles at Boston Scientific, The Home Depot, Levi Strauss & Co. and CIGNA Corp. A member of the boards of TIAA, FSB (TIAA Direct), Savannah State University’s College of Business Administration and the Institute for Corporate Productivity, Spriggs holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Towson State University.