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Cathy Bessant

Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Bank of America

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 Cathy Bessant Biography

Catherine P. Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.

Since 2010, Bessant has been responsible for delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through a team of more than 100,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries around the world.

Global Technology and Operations provides the platforms and fulfillment services that sustain the consumer banking, wealth management, commercial banking, treasury services, sales and trading, and investment banking businesses, as well as risk management, finance and other critical support functions. Bessant’s team also oversees the company’s business continuity and information security strategies and policies.

Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. Most recently, she was president of Global Corporate Banking. Prior to that, she was president of Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president of Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and market president of Bank of America, Florida. She joined Bank of America as a corporate banker in 1982.

Bessant chairs Bank of America’s Environmental Program, a position she has held since 2011. She oversees the company’s current 10-year, $125 billion environmental business initiative to help support clean energy and reduce demands on natural resources through lower-carbon lending, investment and financing solutions. She also oversees the company’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations.

Bessant serves on the board of trustees for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing universities in the UNC system. She sits on the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is lead director for Florida Blue, formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. She is the immediate past chair for the board of directors of Foundation for the Carolinas, one of the largest community foundations in the United States.

Bessant currently ranks No. 6 on American Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” list. She also was named one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100” IT leaders, and was ranked No. 2 on the 2015 Institutional Investor “Tech 50” list of financial services leaders in technological achievement and innovation. Bessant was named InformationWeek’s “Chief of the Year” in 2014.

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Cathy Bessant

Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Bank of America

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Cathy Bessant Biography

Catherine P. Bessant is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.

Since 2010, Bessant has been responsible for delivering end-to-end technology and operating services across the company through a team of more than 100,000 employees and contractors in more than 35 countries around the world.

Global Technology and Operations provides the platforms and fulfillment services that sustain the consumer banking, wealth management, commercial banking, treasury services, sales and trading, and investment banking businesses, as well as risk management, finance and other critical support functions. Bessant’s team also oversees the company’s business continuity and information security strategies and policies.

Bessant has held a number of senior leadership roles for the company. Most recently, she was president of Global Corporate Banking. Prior to that, she was president of Global Product Solutions and Global Treasury Services; chief marketing officer; president of Consumer Real Estate and Community Development Banking; national Small Business Segment executive; and market president of Bank of America, Florida. She joined Bank of America as a corporate banker in 1982.

Bessant chairs Bank of America’s Environmental Program, a position she has held since 2011. She oversees the company’s current 10-year, $125 billion environmental business initiative to help support clean energy and reduce demands on natural resources through lower-carbon lending, investment and financing solutions. She also oversees the company’s efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its own operations.

Bessant serves on the board of trustees for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, one of the fastest-growing universities in the UNC system. She sits on the advisory board for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and is lead director for Florida Blue, formerly Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. She is the immediate past chair for the board of directors of Foundation for the Carolinas, one of the largest community foundations in the United States.

Bessant currently ranks No. 6 on American Banker’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” list. She also was named one of Computerworld’s “Premier 100” IT leaders, and was ranked No. 2 on the 2015 Institutional Investor “Tech 50” list of financial services leaders in technological achievement and innovation. Bessant was named InformationWeek’s “Chief of the Year” in 2014.

Cathy Bessant Videos

  • Cathy Bessant at Davos - Driving Innovation
  • W&M CWA 2015 - Cathy Bessant (Keynote Speaker)

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  • How to book Cathy Bessant?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Cathy Bessant for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Cathy Bessant, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Cathy Bessant or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Cathy Bessant?

    Booking fees for Cathy Bessant, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Cathy Bessant, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Cathy Bessant?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Cathy Bessant for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Cathy Bessant for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Cathy Bessant or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Cathy Bessant or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Cathy Bessant is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Cathy Bessant for your event is available upon request. Cathy Bessant generally travels from Charlotte, NC, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dorothy Savarese, Mary Walworth Navarro, Rilla Delorier, Diane Reyes and Jana Schreuder. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cathy Bessant for an upcoming event.

Cathy Bessant Speaker Videos

  • Cathy Bessant at Davos - Driving Innovation
    W&M CWA 2015 - Cathy Bessant (Keynote Speaker)

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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