September 26, 2016

BNY Mellon President Karen B. Peetz is American Banker’s #1 Most Powerful Woman in Banking for 2016

Karen Peetz

Karen Peetz


American Banker has named Karen B. Peetz to the top spot on its 2016 Most Powerful Women in Banking list. This annual ranking recognizes women for their impact on their company, industry, and community at large, as well as for their leadership skills and innovation in the face of professional challenges.

In honoring Peetz, American Banker noted that 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. The ability to identify problems and layout substantive solutions is among the reasons why Peetz is viewed as an effective leader.”

Peetz has been president of BNY Mellon since 2013 and oversees the company's global client management, regional management, its treasury services business and its regulatory oversight functions. In addition, Peetz is the Executive Sponsor for IMPACT, BNY Mellon’s multi-cultural business resource group, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins University and serves on the Advisory Board for the Carey Business School. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Global Lyme Alliance and the Business Committee for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Peetz is the former Chair of the Board for United Way of New York City and Penn State University’s Board of Trustees.

“I am honored to receive this recognition, which I am proud to share with the terrific BNY Mellon employees who I work with every day,” said Peetz. “At BNY Mellon, we are invested in a diverse and inclusive workforce to take us to new heights of performance and growth. I am inspired by the different perspectives, experiences, strengths and passions that drive each of us to do our very best for our clients, our company and our community. On behalf of all of us at BNY Mellon, thank you American Banker for this special recognition.”

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