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Karen Peetz    

Former President of BNY Mellon, Named One of American Banker's "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking"

Karen Peetz was the president of The Bank of New York Mellon from 2013 to 2016. She had joined the company and 1998, and prior to her appointment as the bank's first female president, had led the bank's financial markets and treasury services team. She was consistently ranked among the most powerful women in banking and was ranked as No.1 in 2011.

In 2009, she co-founded the Bank of New York Mellon Women's Initiative Network (WIN), a resource group for female employees' professional development.

Before joining BNY Mellon in 1998 to run the domestic corporate trust business, Karen spent 16 years with JPMorgan Chase in a variety of sales and business management positions, including an assignment in London.

She has consistently been named among American Banker's "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking" based on her responsibilities, management style, crisis management skills, influence within the industry and charitable endeavors.

Peetz earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science degree from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.

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