Operating Council

Denise DeMaio

Chief Audit Officer

Denise DeMaio is chief audit officer of Truist Financial Corporation, a purpose-driven financial services organization committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. She is also a member of Truist's Operating Council. 

DeMaio was named chief audit officer in February 2022. Prior to that, she was the global deputy chief auditor, global chief operations officer and chief audit executive for the Americas for Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the fifth largest financial group in the world. DeMaio also has served as U.S. chief auditor at TD Bank and held senior leadership positions at ABN AMRO and Protiviti.  

Driven by purpose, mission and values, DeMaio is passionate about leadership development, team building, innovation and community service. She is a certified public accountant (inactive) and risk professional, co-chair of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago’s Audit Committee, board member of the Charlotte Symphony and a former financial services advisory board member of The Institute of Internal Auditors. In 2021, The American Banker honored DeMaio in the Standouts category of its annual Most Powerful Women in Banking lists.  

A native of Illinois, DeMaio earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. 

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