Jennifer Pedigo was named managing director and head of institutional asset management distribution for the Americas at TIAA-CREF, confirmed spokeswoman Abby Cohen.
Ms. Pedigo assumed the responsibilities from John Panagakis, senior managing director and head of asset management business development. Mr. Panagakis previously filled both roles.
Ms. Pedigo is part of an eight-person sales team responsible for building partnerships with institutional clients, including plan sponsors, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and non-profit organizations in the Americas. She reports to Mr. Panagakis.
Ms. Pedigo was managing director and head of institutional sales at BMO Global Asset Management. She was replaced by Mark Osterkamp, according to BMO spokeswoman Alexis Brown.