Cathy Bessant, 2013 Honoree

Global technology and operations executive
Bank of America
Charlotte, N.C.
New titles in your IT organization:
Over the past 24 months, we have added chief technology officers for each major line of business, a chief information security officer, a chief data officer and an e-commerce technology executive with an end-to-end view of mobile and social consumer and client offerings.
Characteristic most important in an IT hire:
Hiring technologists and operators who know the business inside and out and who are by nature forward-looking.
Coolest current project:
Information security preparedness. It's challenging, dynamic and vitally important to the stability of our global financial ecosystem.
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