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Crain’s New York Business today announced the Notable Women in Banking and Finance honorees. This feature recognizes women in the greater New York City metro area who have had a profound impact through work in their careers and in their communities. This list of Notable Women is part of a series from Crain’s New York Business to celebrate women in the workplace. See the feature here:

This year’s list features women in the financial industry who are trailblazers, juggling both distinguished careers and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities.

The Notable Women in Banking and Finance award program garnered a record number of nominations across the spectrum of New York banks and financial firms.

The honorees were selected by Crain’s editors based on a combination of professional achievements, community service, track record of mentoring others and promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“Notable Women in Banking and Finance kicks off Crain’s 2019 Notable Women honoree program. In its second year, the Notable feature is a year-long editorial series that celebrates women executives who have impacted New York City in major ways. It honors those with both professional achievements and exceptional civic and philanthropic activities,” said Brendan O’Connor, Managing Editor for Crain’s New York Business.  

The 2019 Notable Women in Finance & Finance

  1. Ellen Alemany, chairwoman and CEO, CIT Group
  2. Karen Altfest, executive vice president and principal advisor, Altfest Personal Wealth Management
  3. Alexandra Barth, managing director and co-head of U.S. leveraged capital markets, Deutsche Bank
  4. Fiona Bassett, global co-head of products and global co-head of passive asset management, DWS Group
  5. Lissa Baum, executive vice president and chief lending officer, IDB Bank
  6. Katia Bouazza, co-head of global banking for Latin America, HSBC
  7. Lori Calvasina, head of U.S. equity strategy, RBC Capital Markets
  8. Stephanie Cohen, chief strategy officer, Goldman Sachs
  9. Susan Cullen, senior executive vice president, treasurer and CFO, Flushing Bank
  10. Barbara Desoer, CEO, Citibank, N.A.
  11. Dafna Dothan, chief risk officer, Leumi
  12. Mary Callahan Erdoes, CFO, JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management
  13. Hafize Gaye Erkan, president, First Republic
  14. Laura Fazio, head of commercial banking technology, media and telecommunications, Santander
  15. Carolyn Finer, senior investment strategist and managing director, City National Rochdale
  16. Aleida Frederico, vice president; senior relationship manager in commercial lending, TD Bank
  17. Sharon French, executive vice president and head of beta solutions, OppenheimerFunds
  18. Adena Friedman, president and CEO, Nasdaq Inc.
  19. Claudine Gallagher, head of securities services, Americas, BNP Paribas
  20. Lorraine George-Harik, co-founder and partner, Cerity Partners
  21. Leslie Godridge, vice chairman and co-head of corporate and commercial banking, U.S. Bank
  22. Maria Grasso, senior executive vice president, corporate secretary and chief operating officer, Flushing Bank
  23. Deborah Gravinese, senior vice president, TD Bank Group, head of credit risk and chief risk officer, TD Securities, TD Bank
  24. Maria Hackley, managing director, co-head global industrials group, banking, capital markets and advisory
  25. Marisa Harney, executive vice president and chief credit officer, CIT
  26. Susan Huang, vice chairman and global head, investment banking, Morgan Stanley
  27. Andrea Kantor, senior vice president, group head of healthcare, education and non-for-profit banking, IDB Bank
  28. Audrey Kaplan, head of global strategy, Wells Fargo
  29. Michal Katz, global co-head of technology investment banking, RBC Capital Markets
  30. Nancy King, managing director, head of global commodities division, Morgan Stanley
  31. Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and co-founder, Ellevest
  32. Esther Lainis, senior vice president, middle market banking group, Capital One Commercial Banking
  33. Marianne Lake, CFO, JPMorgan Chase
  34. Janice Liu, first vice president, New York regional manager, East West Bank
  35. Elizabeth Magennis, executive vice president, chief lending and relationship officer, ConnectOne Bank
  36. Ellen Marshall, executive vice president, region head, New York and New Jersey, commercial banking, Santander
  37. Alison Mass, global head of financial and strategic investors group, Goldman Sachs
  38. Doris Meister, executive vice president, wealth and institutional services division, Wilmington Trust/M&T Bank
  39. Melissa Melvin, managing director, treasury, Ally Financial
  40. Denise Menelly, executive vice president and head of technology and operations, CIT
  41. Anneliese Seelaus Mitnick, CEO, R. Seelaus & Co Inc.
  42. Julie Monaco, managing director, global head of public sector, banking, capital markets and advisory, CIIT
  43. Michelle Neal, CEO, BNY Mellon Markets
  44. Barbara Novick, vice chairman, Blackrock
  45. Sandie O’Connor, managing director and chief regulatory affairs officer, JPMorgan Chase
  46. Shelley O’Connor, managing director and co-head of wealth management, Morgan Stanley
  47. Carin Leong Pai, executive vice president and director of equity management, Fiduciary Trust International
  48. Raquel Palmer, co-managing partner, KPS Capital Partners
  49. Abby Parsonnet, regional president, Metro New York, Webster Bank
  50. Tina Chan Reich, chief data scientist and chief risk officer, Credibly
  51. Diane Reyes, group general manager, global head of liquidity and cash management, HSBC
  52. Josephine Savastano, regional president of New York and New Jersey C&I Lending, Valley
  53. Luvleen Sidhu, co-founder, president and chief strategy officer, BankMobile
  54. Elena Sisti, founder, chairperson emeritus and member of board directors, Savoy Bank
  55. Denise Smyth, senior vice president, PNC Real Estate
  56. Magda Souffront, vice president, marketing manager, Savoy Bank
  57. Emily Stoddard, middle market team lead – New York City, TD Bank
  58. Christine Waldron, senior vice president, chief global strategy officer, U.S. Bank Global Fund Services
  59. Anne Walker, market president, New York City, Bank of America
  60. Yael Weinstock-Shemesh, division executive, Israeli business and hi-tech groups, BHI
  61. Ellie Wheeler, partner, Greycroft
  62. Anne Clarke Wolff, head of global corporate banking and global leasing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch 

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