American Banker today named Beth Johnson, Citizens Bank chief marketing officer and head of virtual channels, a 2017 Most Powerful Woman in Banking. The award annually recognizes the professional achievements and influence of the top-performing female executives in banking and financial services.
“We are very pleased that American Banker has recognized Beth’s contributions around innovation, digital channels and customer experience,” said Bruce Van Saun, chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group. “Through her leadership and accomplishments, Beth truly embodies the Citizens mission of helping our customers, colleagues and communities reach their potential.”
Beth is responsible for corporate-wide marketing activities including the brand and customer experience, and for advancing Consumer Banking growth and profitability by leading and aligning strategy, pricing and data analytics efforts. She also leads the firm’s digital team, including online and mobile banking. Beth serves on the company's Executive Committee, comprising the company’s most senior executives who provide leadership to deliver on the bank's overall business objectives.
“Beth is among the exceptional talent moving this industry forward,” said Bonnie McGeer, executive editor of American Banker and chair of its Most Powerful Women in Banking program. “The women selected for this honor are tackling tough business challenges with great success.”
The annual Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance program, now in its 15th year, encompasses the following lists: the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, the 25 Women to Watch, the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance, and the Top Teams in Banking. This year’s Most Powerful Women in Banking will be honored on Oct. 5, 2017 during an awards dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Rankings and details about the awards dinner can be found on American Banker's Women in Banking website.
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About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $151.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2017. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island,
Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,200 ATMs and approximately 1,200 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate hedging, and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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