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Accepting her award as American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Finance, the JPMorgan Chase executive delights her audience with a humorous anecdote, and unapologetic pride, about working in the industry today. »


More than 600 supporters were on hand to honor the 75 executives on American Banker's lists of the top women in banking and finance. »

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First Data in Atlanta has named retired JPMorgan senior executive Heidi Miller to its board of directors. »
Visa has created a new top post overseeing risk and public policy and named its next general counsel. »

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Rep. Maxine Waters' plan to overhaul the mortgage finance market may be dead-on-arrival in the House, but it is still likely to help determine the fate of a separate Senate bill seen as the leading congressional attempt to enact reform.

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As a young congressional intern, RBC branch manager Amy Sturtevant wanted to make a difference. A career as a financial advisor afforded her the way to do that.

Volunteering at nonprofits is a good place to start, high-ranking female bank executives told attendees at a recent conference. Women also need to confront barriers head on.

Melissa Smith, the president of Wex since last May and its CEO since the start of this year, announced in a company memo on Wednesday that she is due in September with her first child.

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Retail and consumer financial services veteran Jane J. Thompson has become a member of the VeriFone Systems Inc. board of directors, the terminal manufacturer announced March 26.

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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., unveiled a new plan Thursday to overhaul the housing finance market, entering what's becoming a crowded field of proposals to restructure the mortgage system.

California's affordable housing scene was upended by a shift in public policy. Union Bank's Annette Billingsley sorts out the repercussions.

Lakeland Financial in Warsaw, Ind., has appointed Lisa O'Neill as its new chief financial officer. She joins the $3.2 billion-asset company from First Manitowoc Bancorp in Manitowoc, Wis., where she has served as CFO since 2007.

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