President & CEO
Tia Hodges is Vice President for Corporate Giving, Employee Engagement & Volunteerism at MetLife and President & CEO of the MetLife Foundation.
Tia Hodges has dedicated nearly 20 years to creating and implementing strategies that drive systemic change at the intersection of philanthropy, non-profit, and social impact sectors to improve social and economic progress in communities across the U.S. She joined MetLife Foundation in July 2021 to lead the strategic evolution and grantmaking efforts of the Foundation serving individuals and communities in more than 37 countries around the world.
Prior to joining and MetLife, Tia served as a Senior Program Officer at the Citi Foundation where she led the strategy and investments of the Youth Economic Opportunity portfolio and Pathways to Progress in the U.S. In this role, she was responsible to lead the strategic composition and investments of the portfolio with a focus on workforce, social innovation, mentoring, and financial education. Tia also spent many years at high impact non-profit organizations including Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin supporting the organization's mission to eradicate hunger and KaBOOM! where she worked directly with Mayors and civic leaders from more than 200 communities across the U.S. to ensure children and families had equitable access to healthy and vibrant communities. Tia was selected as a Fellow for the Council on Foundations Leadership Program, the 92y Belfer Center for Innovation & Impact Women inPower, and Johns Hopkins University Leadership Program for Minority Managers.
Tia serves on the board of Living Cities, MetLife Foundation Korea, and MetLife Foundation Mexico. She serves as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU School of Professional Services teaching courses on the non-profit and philanthropic sectors.
Tia earned an B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago and an MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.