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Margaret M. Keane

Independent Director since 2018
Former Chair, CEO and President, Synchrony Financial

Committee Assignments and Rationale

Compensation and Human Capital Committee

  • Substantial experience in establishing management performance objectives and specific goals.
  • Significant market knowledge of executive compensation as the former CEO of Synchrony Financial.

Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility Committee

  • Board leadership as former Chair of Synchrony Financial.
  • Thought leader and driver of inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Professional Experience

  • Former Chair, CEO and President of Synchrony Financial, a consumer financial services company.
  • Former President and CEO of GE Capital Retail Finance.

Key Experience and Qualifications

Financial Services: Extensive operational and strategic experience in the consumer financial services industry acquired as CEO of two financial services companies.

Risk Management: In-depth understanding and experience in risk and return management acquired during tenure as senior executive in the financial services industry.

Accounting and Finance: As CEO of Synchrony Financial, had overall responsibility for financial operations of the company.

Technology and/or Cybersecurity: Extensive knowledge of innovation and technology transformation strategies gained throughout financial services career, including driving Synchrony's digital transformation, and use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data analytics to improve underwriting.

Complex, Highly Regulated Businesses: Deep expertise acquired through leadership roles within a heavily regulated industry spanning consumer finance, vendor financial services, operations and quality.

Sustainability: As CEO, drove various sustainability priorities and programs, including diversity and inclusion initiatives, earning Synchrony the reputation as one of the country's best employers and corporate citizens.

Succession Planning and Human Capital Management: Significant experience in developing succession planning and performance goals gained as CEO of Synchrony.

Innovation and Customer Focus: During time as CEO, led strategic and technology transformation in rapidly changing consumer payments industry.

Government, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs: Gained experience as CEO in a highly regulated industry, as well as through working with Business Roundtable to promote a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

Other Public Board Service

  • Synchrony Financial (2014–2023)
  • Tenable (2023–present)
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