May 24, 2010 – Global executive search and assessment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has placed Scott Wise as the new head of TIAA-CREF's Endowment-Investment Group. Mr. Wise has run the Rice University endowment since 1989 and will oversee a new endowment group from the university’s hometown of Houston. TIAA-CREF is the New York-headquartered firm that oversees more than $400 billion in pensions for teachers and academic researchers. With a worldwide network of 39 offices and more than 275 executive search professionals, Russell Reynolds Associates provides executive search services to a wide array of industries.