NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon") (NYSE: BK) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Sandie O'Connor as an independent director, effective December 13, 2021. With the addition of Ms. O'Connor, BNY Mellon's Board of Directors will have 13 directors, 12 of whom are independent.
"We are thrilled to welcome Sandie to our board," said Todd Gibbons, CEO of BNY Mellon. "Sandie's deep expertise in risk management, financial regulation and capital markets will make her an excellent asset to BNY Mellon's board."
"With extensive experience as a senior leader of a publicly traded, large global financial institution, Sandie will bring valuable insights to the board," added Joseph Echevarria, Chairman of the Board.
Ms. O'Connor, 54, retired as the Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer for JPMorgan Chase where she set the firm's comprehensive regulatory strategy and led engagement with G-20 policymakers. Prior to this role, Ms. O'Connor held several senior leadership positions at the firm including Global Treasurer and head of Prime Services and was a member of the firm's Executive Committee. She has also served on several public and private teams to support the integrity and efficiency of capital markets, including as Chair of the Federal Reserve Board's Alternative Reference Rates Committee, and is a former member of the Treasury Markets Practices Group sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of NY.
Ms. O'Connor currently serves as a Director of Terex Corporation. In addition to her current public company board service, Ms. O'Connor is a Director of Ripple, the current Chair of the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater NY and an Advisory Board member for PlanetFirst Partners. She also serves on a Task Force on Financial Stability, and on the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee.
Ms. O'Connor received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from New York University, Stern School of Business.
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