Emily Portney and Paulette Mullings Bradnock Recognized by American Banker’s 2020 Most Powerful Women 

OCTOBER 6, 2020

American Banker recognized two senior leaders at BNY Mellon, Emily Portney and Paulette Mullings Bradnock, in its "Most Powerful Women" 2020 issue. Through this program, American Banker recognizes the professional achievements and influence of the top-performing female executives in banking and financial services. This year’s diverse list of leaders and change-makers spans the industry and highlights a shared commitment to driving real outcomes for diversity, equity, and inclusion in financial services.


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Todd Gibbons, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon, said, "Emily and Paulette are incredibly gifted leaders who help foster BNY Mellon’s strong performance culture and commitment to excellent client service. I am proud that they have both been recognized by American Banker as not only critical players at BNY Mellon, but as respected leaders in our industry. They’ve shown leadership and resolve over the past year to ensure we were there for our clients and our people when they needed us most amid this very challenging COVID-19 environment.  It’s a testament to their management capabilities and ability to motivate their teams.”


Portney, the first female Chief Financial Officer in BNY Mellon’s 237-year history, was named to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Finance list. Portney was recognized for her strong leadership at the onset of the global pandemic. Under her guidance, the Asset Servicing client facing teams deepened their engagement with clients during the first half of 2020, doubling the number of client presentations compared to the year prior. Read Emily Portney’s full American Banker profile.


Bradnock, as Chief Auditor at BNY Mellon since 2015, has enhanced the Internal Audit function and increased collaboration with regulators. American Banker highlights Mullings Bradnock’s efforts to digitize the function, incorporating robotics to conduct audit testing and automate repetitive administrative tasks. Read Paulette Mullings Bradnock's full American Banker profile.


The Most Powerful Women in Finance  and Women to Watch are both featured on American Banker's website.

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