The Most Powerful Women in Banking


The 2020 honorees presented here are ordered differently than in past years. In this unprecedented year, we took an unprecedented — and temporary — break from our traditional ranking. Below are this year’s Most Powerful Women in Banking grouped according to their roles and listed alphabetically within those categories.

Twenty of this year’s honorees were among our 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking in 2019, while four — Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Jill Castilla, City National Bank’s Kelly Coffey and JPMorgan Chase’s Lori Beer and Jennifer Piepszak — are former Most Powerful Women to Watch making their debuts here. Returning to the list after a one-year absence is Marianne Lake, the former chief financial officer at JPMorgan Chase who is now the CEO of consumer lending.

Perhaps not surprisingly, JPMorgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank, has the most number of women on this year’s list, with a total of five. The others are Thasunda Brown Duckett, the CEO of consumer banking, and Stacey Friedman, the bank’s general counsel. Bank of America and Huntington Bancshares have the second-most, with two each. Scroll through to see the full list of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking for 2020.

Also be sure to check out:


Ellen Alemany

Chairman and CEO
CIT Group

Read her full profile.


Nandita Bakhshi

President and CEO
Bank of the West

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Kelly Coffey

City National Bank

Read her full profile.


Jill Castilla

President and CEO
Citizens Bank of Edmond

Read her full profile.


Patricia Husic

President and CEO
Centric Financial

Read her full profile.


Dorothy Savarese

Chairman and CEO
Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Read her full profile.


Laura Lee Stewart

President and CEO
Sound Community Bank

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Anne Finucane

Vice Chairman
Bank of America

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Kate Quinn

Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer
U.S. Bancorp

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Lori Beer

Global Chief Information Officer
JPMorgan Chase

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Amy Brady

Chief Information Officer

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Ranjana Clark

Head of Global Transaction Banking

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Diane Reyes

Group General Manager and Global Head of Liquidity and Cash Management

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Thasunda Brown Duckett

CEO, Chase Consumer Banking
JPMorgan Chase

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Ernie Johannson

Group Head, North American Personal and Business Banking
BMO Financial Group

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Marianne Lake

CEO, Consumer Lending
JPMorgan Chase

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Karen Larrimer

Head of Retail Banking and Chief Customer Officer
PNC Financial Services Group

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Diane Morais

President, Consumer and Commercial Banking Products, Ally Bank
Ally Financial

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Stacey Friedman

General Counsel
JPMorgan Chase

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Hannah Grove

Chief Marketing Officer
State Street

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Rosilyn Houston

Chief Talent and Culture Executive

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Helga Houston

Chief Risk Officer
Huntington Bancshares

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Jennifer Piepszak

Chief Financial Officer
JPMorgan Chase

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Sandy Pierce

Senior EVP, Private Client Group, Regional Banking Director and Chair of Michigan
Huntington Bancshares

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Andrea Smith

Chief Administrative Officer
Bank of America

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Cathy Bessant, Bank of America

… And now moving on to the Hall of Fame

Cathy Bessant
Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Bank of America

After three years atop the Most Powerful Women in Banking list, Cathy Bessant has now become the second inductee into our Hall of Fame.

The only other Most Powerful Woman honoree to have earned this distinction is Beth Mooney, who retired as the chairman and chief executive of KeyCorp this spring.

We created the Hall of Fame for Mooney, with the idea that going forward those who ranked as the No. 1 Most Powerful Woman in Banking for three consecutive years would become eligible.

Bessant and Mooney will be joining us for a conversation during the virtual celebration for the Most Powerful Women. All are welcome to register for the event.

Read Bessant’s profiles as the No. 1 Most Powerful Woman here: