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Executive Leadership Team

Ellen C. Koebler

Ellen Koebler is deputy chief risk officer at Truist Financial Corporation, the nation’s premier financial services company serving approximately 12 million households.  In this role, Koebler is responsible for the execution and oversight of enterprise risk for Truist. She is also a member of the company’s executive management team.  

Prior to the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc., she was chief risk officer for SunTrust.

After beginning her career as a senior chemical engineer for Shell Oil in New Orleans, she joined the financial services industry in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan in Chicago where she focused on client coverage, originations and collateralized loan obligation structuring. She first joined SunTrust in 2004 as managing director for corporate investment bank portfolio strategies.  In subsequent years, Koebler held numerous positions in corporate risk management, including chief market risk and corporate analytics officer.

She was named chief risk officer for E*TRADE in 2016, and then returned to SunTrust in 2017 to serve as the consumer solutions executive, where she had responsibility for fintech partnerships and all direct lending and consumer deposit products.  She was named chief risk officer for SunTrust in January 2019.

Koebler has a bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.  She is a member of the TransUnion Consumer Lending Advisory Council and served as a board member of the Consumer Bankers Association through 2019.

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