Women in Banking: The Most Powerful in 2012

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American Banker on Oct. 1 announced its 10th annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance.

The ranking is composed of three lists: the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, recognizing the most influential female leaders in the banking industry; the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, recognizing women in the non-bank finance sector including capital markets, asset management, investment banking and card networks; and the 25 Women to Watch, which spotlights up-and-comers along with more seasoned executives who have moved into new roles within the past year. Additionally, six companies were recognized as Top Teams for their work in developing and promoting female talent and teamwork.

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking

1. Irene Dorner, HSBC USA
2. Beth E. Mooney, KeyCorp
3. Karen B. Peetz, BNY Mellon
4. Ellen Alemany, RBS Citizens Financial Group
5. Pamela Joseph, U.S. Bancorp
6. Carrie Tolstedt, Wells Fargo & Co.
7. Ellen Costello, BMO Financial Corp.
8. Cathy Bessant, Bank of America
9. Anne M. Finucane, Bank of America
10. Julie Monaco, Citigroup
11. Jane Fraser, Citi
12. Colleen Johnston, TD Bank Group
13. Patricia R. Callahan, Wells Fargo
14. Mary Walworth Navarro, Huntington National Bank
15. Cathleen "Cathy" Nash, Citizens Republic Bancorp
16. Leslie V. Godridge, U.S. Bank
17. JoAnn Bourne, Union Bank
18. Deborah D. McWhinney, Citi
19. Dorothy A. Savarese, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank
20. Linda Verba, TD Bank
21. LeeAnne B. Linderman, Zions First National Bank
22. Alberta G. Cefis, Scotiabank
23. Michelle Van Dyke, Fifth Third Bank
24. Jean Hale, Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
25. Diane D'Erasmo, HSBC Bank USA

The 25 Women to Watch

1. Avid Modjtabai, Wells Fargo
2. Sallie Krawcheck 3. Anne Clarke Wolff, Bank of America
4. Diane Reyes, HSBC
5. Sandie O'Connor, JPMorgan Chase
6. Rilla Delorier, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
7. Bita Ardalan, Union Bank
8. Deborah Hopkins, Citi
9. Caryl Athanasiu, Wells Fargo
10. Cecilia "Cece" Stewart, Citi
11. Diana Starcher, Wells Fargo
12. Erin Selleck, Union Bank
13. Maria Coyne, KeyCorp
14. Mary Tuuk, Fifth Third Bank
15. Karen Parkhill, Comerica
16. Kelly Mathieson, JP Morgan
17. Janice Fukakusa, RBC
18. Elyse Weiner, Citi
19. Colleen Taylor, Capital One
20. Lynn Heitman, U.S. Bank
21. Candida "Candi" P. Wolff, Citi
22. Claire Whitfield Tucker, CapStar Bank
23. Diana Reid, PNC Financial Services Group
24. Susan R. "Sue" Evans, MidWestOne Bank
25. Peyton Patterson, BNC Financial Group

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance

1. Ann Marie Petach, BlackRock
2. Abigail Johnson, Fidelity
3. Ruth Porat, Morgan Stanley
4. Mary Callahan Erdoes, JPMorgan Chase
5. Isabelle Ealet, Goldman Sachs
6. Barbara Byrne, Barclays
7. Diane Offereins, Discover Financial Services
8. Margaret Keane, GE Capital Retail Finance & CEO of GE Capital Retail Bank
9. Maliz E. Beams, ING U.S.
10. Candace Browning, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
11. Nicole Arnaboldi, Credit Suisse
12. Elizabeth Crain, Moelis & Company
13. Charlotte McLaughlin, PNC Capital Markets LLC
14. Kathleen Murphy, Fidelity
15. Elizabeth Buse, Visa
16. Suni Harford, Citi
17. Diane Schumaker-Krieg, Wells Fargo Securities
18. Maria Elena Lagomasino, GenSpring Family Offices
19. Kelly M. Williams, Credit Suisse Asset Management, LLC
20. Lisa Carnoy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
21. Katia Bouazza, HSBC
22. Joyce Chang, J.P. Morgan
23. Carla Harris, Morgan Stanley
24. Martina Hund-Mejean, MasterCard Worldwide
25. Julie Caperton, Wells Fargo Securities

The Top Teams in Banking (listed alphabetically)

BMO Financial
First Bethany Bank & Trust
RBS Citizens
U.S. Bancorp
Wells Fargo
Zions First National Bank

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