Maryann Bruce is an experienced independent director of public and private companies, a respected C-Suite advisor and keynote speaker, and former accomplished senior operating executive and President of thriving divisions within two Fortune 100 firms. An expert in the financial services industry, Maryann has more than 30 years of experience in strategy, distribution and marketing. Maryann was recently honored by Directors & Boards as one of twenty accomplished female board members in Directors to Watch 2017: Governance Insights and Ideas from Top Women Directors. US Banker also named Maryann one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking,” a list that recognizes individuals who personify business vision, personal excellence, and professional integrity.
She is a founding member of Paradigm for Parity (P4P) and Women Corporate Director’s Carolinas Chapter. Maryann is actively engaged with C200 and a member of the International Women’s Forum. She is a dynamic leader is adept at managing crises, ranging from corporate and compliance infractions, to reputational and operational risks, to life-threatening disasters, including being a passenger on the Miracle on the Hudson. Maryann graduated magna cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. She is married with two children and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.
About Paradigm for Parity:
The Paradigm for Parity® movement is a coalition of business leaders dedicated to addressing the corporate leadership gender gap. The coalition is made up of CEOs, senior executives, founders, board members, and business academics who are committed to achieving a new norm in the corporate world: one in which women and men have equal power, status, and opportunity. Our ultimate goal is to achieve full gender parity by 2030, with a near-term goal of women holding at least 30% of senior roles.
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