Christine Katziff is the chief audit executive of Bank of America and a member of the company’s executive management team. She leads the global division of Corporate Audit and Credit Review that covers the company’s business strategies, all business segments, technology, operations, risk framework, financial management and credit standards in support of Bank of America’s focus on responsible growth.
Katziff reports directly to the Audit Committee of the board of directors and the company’s CEO, helping drive the company’s strategy across the eight lines of businesses that serve people, companies and institutions around the world. This work includes addressing a wide range of topics affecting the financial services industry, including cybersecurity, financial and capital management, technology, operational performance and environmental, social and governance. Katziff and her team are recognized industry leaders in using innovation, automation and other technology to proactively help the company stay ahead of risks. Prior to Bank of America, she held management positions at financial services and public accounting firms.
Katziff is heavily involved in diversity and inclusion efforts across the company, and is a strong supporter of developing women leaders. She is the executive vice chair of Bank of America’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council, providing strategic direction, for diversity and inclusion efforts, setting priorities and driving progress to ensure that all employees are comfortable in being their true selves at work.
Katziff is also the executive sponsor for Bank of America’s Investing in Women Leadership Council, a committee of senior leaders who are championing the company’s investment in women and leading cultural change to positively impact female employees around the world. She helped launch – and continues to lead – the annual Global Women’s Conference, which brings together over 300 female leaders to brainstorm on best practices for the advancement of women across the company.
Katziff is committed to serving the local community and is a passionate advocate for wellness and higher education. She serves on the board of directors for Novant Health, the American Heart Association’s Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee, National Go Red Leadership Council and is the past Chair of the Charlotte Go Red for Women Campaign. She is on the board of trustees for UNC Charlotte and Bryant University, and serves on the Campaign Committee for Central Piedmont Community College. She is also the executive sponsor of the Charlotte market, championing the company’s efforts to support community partners, clients and employees in the area.