EVP, Corporate Services, and Board Secretary, Fifth Third Bancorp
Mary Tuuk's role at Fifth Third might best be described as chief regulatory officer. At a time when compliance is of increasing importance, one of Tuuk's primary jobs is to stay on top of all the regulations and advise everyone at the company on how to deal with them, whether board members, senior executives, mid-level managers or rank-and-file staffers.A former chief risk officer at the $133 billion-asset Fifth Third, Tuuk also is drawing on her considerable experience with regulatory matters to help shape public policy. Among her top priorities is encouraging Congress to revisit the asset size it set for designating a financial institution as systemically important. In Fifth Third's view, the current $50 billion threshold is too low and should be raised. Or, at the very least, it contends, other factors should be taken into account, such as global interconnectedness.