Regional Vice President and Associate General Counsel, TIAA
Caren K. Lock is the regional vice president and associate general counsel of TIAA. TIAA is a Fortune 100 financial services organization that is the leading provider of financial services in the academic, research, medical, cultural and governmental fields.
In her role at TIAA, Caren is the primary interface for the company and its subsidiaries on all legislative, executive, regulatory, and administrative matters for the south and midwest regions. Her expertise includes policy development, regulatory negotiation, lobbying, coalition building, and industry relations.
At the company, Caren is active in gender and racial diversity initiatives. She was the former corporate co-chair of the Women’s Employee Resource Group Denver Chapter and is currently a member of the Denver Leadership Council and Dallas Leadership Council.
Prior to joining TIAA, Caren was general counsel with a consumer financial company. Before entering the corporate world, Caren spent over a decade litigating complex business matters including copyright and trademark infringement, employment discrimination, shareholder and partnership disputes, aviation, and toxic tort.
Caren is the immediate past board chair and a member of the executive committee at the Texas Women’s Foundation. She serves on the executive board of the Texas State Bar College. In addition, Caren is a board member of The Dallas Assembly and a Leadership Dallas alumnus. In 2015, Caren co-founded The Orchid Giving Circle, which provides community grants to support social change and services to the North Texas Asian Community.
Her community engagement includes past service on multiple nonprofit and bar association boards. Caren’s community involvement and expertise in racial and gender equity issues led to her recent advisory board appointment to Kanary’s Inc., a technology company that aims to foster collaboration between employers and employees on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Caren lives in Allen, Texas with her husband, mother, and three sons.