Conversation with a Leader

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The Winston Center offers opportunities for students to meet with leaders in close quarters for lunch and informal conversation several times each year. An effort is made to invite student participants who have a demonstrated interest that is related to the leader’s area of expertise. 

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FALL 2020 

Kate Clifford-Toomey

Kate Clifford-Toomey '95
Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Risk, Wells Fargo

Thursday, November 19, 2020
2:00PM | Via Zoom

Kate Clifford-Toomey is the chief operating officer for Corporate Risk. In this role, she is responsible for supporting the company’s chief risk officer in management of the Corporate Risk function. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, technology and data architecture, governance, policy management, and operations-related efforts, including those offshore.

Previously, Ms. Clifford-Toomey was Chief Operating Officer of the Americas at Deutsche Bank, as well as head of Americas Regulatory Transformation. She was responsible for North and South American business strategy, strategic program execution, and financial management. Prior to that role, she served as chief operating officer for Corporate & Investment Banking, leading the team responsible for business strategy, change management, and frontoffice non-financial risk in Americas.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Ms. Clifford-Toomey served in multiple roles with Bank of America, including head of Basel Strategic Programs & Data Management for Enterprise Capital Management, chief operating officer for Global Leveraged Finance and North America Interest Rate Trading. Her experience also includes roles in Institutional Sales for J.P. Morgan Securities, along with senior consultant and staff auditor roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

Ms. Clifford-Toomey earned her bachelor of science degree in accounting from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Ms. Clifford-Toomey is based in New York City, and she serves on the board of the YMCA in Ridgewood, New Jersey. 

Program is for undergraduate students only. Click here to register.