Christine Katziff is the chief audit executive of Bank of America and a member of the company’s executive management team. Since 2010, she has led Corporate Audit and Credit Review, which provides independent assessments of the company’s business strategies, 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, capital planning and environmental, social and governance issues. Katziff has leveraged the innovative use of automation and other technology to proactively helping the company stay ahead of risks.
Prior to joining Bank of America in 2004, she held a number of management positions in Audit and Compliance at FleetBoston Financial and at KPMG.
Katziff is heavily involved in diversity and inclusion efforts across the company, and she is a strong supporter of developing women leaders. She serves as the executive vice chair of Bank of America’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and is the executive sponsor for Bank of America’s Investing in Women Leadership Council. As part of this, she helped launch – and continues to lead – the annual Global Women’s Conference, which brings together more than 300 female leaders to brainstorm on best practices to improve recruiting, retention and advancement of women across the company. Katziff is also a member of Women Executives in Charlotte.
Katziff is committed to helping the community, particularly focused on two areas she is passionate about: wellness and higher education. She serves on the American Heart Association’s Corporate Operations Coordinating Committee, National Go Red Leadership Council and Chaired the Charlotte Go Red for Women Campaign for 2019-2020. She is on the board of directors for Novant Health, a leading health care provider with 15 hospitals and more than 350 physician practices in the Carolinas and Virginia. Katziff serves on the board of trustees for UNC Charlotte and Bryant University, and the Campaign Committee for Central Piedmont Community College where she previously served on the finance committee for the College’s Foundation.
Katziff also serves on the Global Professional Development Committee for the Institute of Internal Auditors.