Jose Minaya '94 Appointed to the Manhattan College Board of Trustees

The Nuveen CEO is responsible for the company’s day to day operations and grew up in Washington Heights

Jose Minaya '94, the chief executive officer of Nuveen, a leading global asset management organization, has recently joined the Manhattan College’s Board of Trustees. Nuveen, a subsidiary of the financial planning firm TIAA, manages more than $1 trillion in assets. Jose Minaya

Minaya chairs the Nuveen Executive Committee and is responsible for the company’s  day-to-day operations. He is a member of the TIAA Executive Committee and is the executive sponsor of the Inclusion and Diversity initiative for TIAA. He also co-chairs the TIAA Military/Veterans Employee Resource Group, which advances active duty and reserve military membership while helping TIAA better serve its military and veteran clients. 

He has nearly 30 years of investment experience, having joined TIAA in 2004 as a fixed income portfolio manager. He has held a number of leadership positions including president of Nuveen Global Real Assets, head of Private Markets Asset Management and head of Natural Resources and Infrastructure Investments.

Prior to joining TIAA, Minaya served at a number of investment firms, including AIG, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan.

Minaya earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Manhattan College in 1994 and was a member of the international economics honor society, Omicron Delta Epsilon. He also attended Dartmouth College’s Amos Tuck School of Business as a Robert Toigo Fellow, where he earned his MBA. 

He brings extensive service on boards of both corporations and charitable organizations. Those boards include Moody’s, the Robert Toigo Foundation, the National Forest Foundation, the Investment Committee of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution and the Investment Company Institute. He also serves at Dartmouth as the chair of the Amos Tuck School of Business MBA Council.

In 2016, Minaya was a distinguished recipient of the Toigo Blazing Trails award for his demonstrated commitment to the education and leadership of the next generation of financial services talent. 

Minaya is a first-generation American of Dominican descent who grew up in Washington Heights.

By Patrice Athanasidy