Karen Peetz, retired President of BNY Mellon, oversaw the company’s global client management, regional management, and its treasury services business. She also led the company’s global innovation and Regulatory oversight efforts.
Prior to her appointment as President in January 2013, she led BNY Mellon's Financial Markets & Treasury Services group, comprised of the alternative investment services, broker-dealer and advisor services, Pershing, corporate trust, depositary receipts, shareowner services, and treasury services businesses.
Before joining BNY Mellon in 1998 to run the domestic corporate trust business, Karen spent 16 years with JPMorgan Chase in a variety of sales, commercial lending and business management positions, including an assignment in London.
She has consistently been named among American Banker's "25 Most Powerful Women in Banking" based on her responsibilities, management style, crisis management skills, influence within the industry and charitable endeavors.
Following her retirement, Karen joined the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo and also serves as a Senior Advisor to McKinsey. In addition, Karen serves on the Boards of Johns Hopkins University and the Global Lyme Alliance. Karen is a member of the Business Committee for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is active in the Girl Scouts Leadership Initiative. She is a frequent guest lecturer at several Universities, including: Columbia, Johns Hopkins, New York University and Stanford.
Karen is the former Chair of the Board for United Way of New York City and Penn State University's Board of Trustees.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree from Johns Hopkins University.