Mary McDowell is President and Chief Executive Officer for CitiFinancial North America, and OneMain Financial, where she oversees 10,000 employees and manages the 1600 branch network with operations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as Citi Assurance. In this role, she is responsible for managing the CitiFinancial and OneMain Financial franchises, and leading key strategic initiatives. Mary joined Citi in 1991, serving as Chief Financial Officer for American Health and Life (now CitiAssurance), CitiFinancial, CitiFinancial Mortgage Company, and Citicorp Trust Bank. In 2003, Mary was named President of CitiFinancial Auto. Beginning in July 2006, she served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for CitiFinancial North America, with responsibility for managing the operations of the branch network. She was promoted to President and CEO of CitiFinancial in April 2007 and later gained responsibility for Citi Assurance. Prior to joining Citi, she spent 11 years with Ernst & Young, serving clients in the financial services industry through audit, tax and consulting services including due diligence for acquisitions. Mary is the Chairman of CitiFinancial Credit Company. She is Chair of AFSA (American Financial Services Association) for 2010-2011. During this term, she presides over the AFSA Board and Executive Committee meetings, serves as an ex-officio member of all AFSA committees, and represents AFSA at industry and association-sponsored conference and meetings. Mary is on the Board of Directors of The Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore. She is also business sponsor of Citi's Women's Network - Baltimore/Washington. Mary graduated Summa cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a BBA. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Consultant, and a Chartered Life Underwriter.
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