CBA Announces Board Chair, Chair-Elect

September 16, 2020
Nick Simpson

CBA Announces Board Chair, Chair-Elect

Christine Channels of Bank of America elected Chair

Michelle Lee of Wells Fargo elected Chair-Elect

 

WASHINGTON – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) has elected Christine Channels, Head of Community Banking and Client Protection at Bank of America, as Chair of the Board of Directors and Michelle Lee, Executive Vice President, Head of Eastern Region, Consumer Banking at Wells Fargo, as Chair-Elect. Terms for CBA’s Board of Directors coincide with the October to September fiscal year.

 

CBA Board Chairwoman Christine Channels said, “Established more than 100 years ago, CBA is the voice of retail banking. I am proud to have been selected as this year’s Chairwoman and am committed to working with my fellow Board members to continue focusing on the important issues facing our industry today.”

 

CBA's Board consists of senior retail banking executives at the nation’s leading financial institutions. Taken as a whole, CBA’s membership accounts for 1.7 million jobs in America and annually extend roughly $4 trillion in consumer loans, provide $275 billion in small business loans and originate the majority of private student loans.

 

CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt said, “The banking industry has been a source of strength and stability during the COVID pandemic. CBA’s membership and Board of Directors has led the way in serving the customers, small businesses and the banking industry by promoting sound policy and preparing the next generation of bankers. Just as the banking industry served as a source of strength and stability during the COVID pandemic, CBA will continue advancing the industry’s commitment to serving consumers and ensuring regulations allow banks to keep up with the demands of our customers.”

 

Channels succeeds Nitin Mhatre, Executive Vice President, Head of Community Banking and Marketing at Webster Bank. Mhatre will remain on the Board as Immediate Past Chair. Mhatre, Channels and Lee will comprise CBA’s Administrative Committee, which is charged with oversight of CBA’s operations.

 

 

CBA’s full list of Board Members is below:

 

  • Christine Channels (Chair), Bank of America
  • Michelle Lee (Chair-Elect), Wells Fargo
  • Nitin Mhatre  (Immediate Past Chair), Webster Bank
  • Victor Alexander, KeyCorp
  • Ryan Bailey, Bank of the West
  • Todd Barnhart, PNC Bank
  • Chad Borton, USAA
  • Ross Carey, U.S. Bank
  • Reggie Chambers, JPMorgan Chase
  • David Chubak, Citigroup
  • Brendan Coughlin, Citizens Financial Group
  • Ernie Diaz, TD Bank

 

  • John Durrant, Capital One
  • Larry Franco, BBVA USA
  • Richard Gold, M&T Bank
  • Pierre Habis, Santander
  • Andy Harmening, Huntington Bank
  • Ernie Johannson, BMO Harris Bank
  • Cassandra McKinney, Comerica
  • Samantha Melting, Synchrony
  • Quincy Miller, Eastern Bank
  • Scott Peters, Regions Financial
  • Greg Seibly, Union Bank
  • Tim Spence, Fifth Third Bank
  • Brant Standridge, Truist Financial

 

 

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About the Consumer Bankers Association:

The Consumer Bankers Association represents America’s leading retail banks. We promote policies to create a stronger industry and economy. Established in 1919, CBA’s corporate member institutions account for 1.7 million jobs in America, extend roughly $4 trillion in consumer loans and provide $275 billion in small business loans annually. Follow us on Twitter @consumerbankers.