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Teresa Hassara

JFF Board Chair,

Head of Workplace Solutions Business

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Teresa Hassara is the head of Workplace Solutions Business at Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. Previously, Ms. Hassara was senior managing director and head of institutional client services at TIAA-CREF. She led the company's institutional business, which serves more than 15,000 retirement plan sponsors in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields. Prior to this, Ms. Hassara was a senior vice president of investment services at Fidelity Investments. In that role, she developed strategy for Fidelity's mutual fund product offering, oversaw the integration of Fidelity Management Trust Company with that company's investing business, led investment product management and development for Fidelity's European operations, and oversaw a variety of management initiatives. Ms. Hassara held a series of successively senior positions over a 17-year career with Fidelity. Between 1999 and 2004, she was an executive vice president of Fidelity Employer Service Company's HR/Payroll practice, and oversaw the company's mid-sized client business. Prior to joining Fidelity in 1992, Ms. Hassara was the director of client services at the former Bankers Trust Company. She began her career at First Pennsylvania Bank, N.A.


Ms. Hassara holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University.