Former U.S. Banker executive editor Karen Krebsbach, who helped develop the magazine's annual issue featuring The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, died at Calvary Hospital in New York in July. She was 52.

The cause was complications from breast cancer, according to Jennifer Krebsbach, her sister-in-law. A resident of New York City since 1997, Krebsbach retired from U.S. Banker in 2008.

She joined the magazine in 2002 as international editor and was promoted to executive editor in 2004. In 2005, she was recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors with a National Gold Award for "The Inside Track," her column covering financial services and public policy.

She previously worked in senior editorial roles with the Foreign Service Journal and Bank Investment Marketing. She was a reporter with The Daily Journal in Venezuela, and had worked on the copy desks of The Boston Globe as well as the Asian and European editions of The Wall Street Journal.

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