Citibank Central Region President of Commercial Banking, Kathleen Gibson, joins Lee Cullum this month on CEO. The veteran banking dynamo discusses navigating more than one financial crisis in her career. Considered too big to fail, Citibank was rescued by the multi-billion dollar bailout in 2008. Now with taxpayers paid in full, and a profitable 2010 behind them, Gibson says the bank is positioned for a strong future. Find out how Citi is banking on Gibson to grow commercial banking and increase its Texas footprint.
Kathleen Gibson, President of Citibank Central Division, Commercial Banking, joined Citibank in 2006, originally as President of Citibank Texas and Head of the Commercial Banking Group in Texas. She was named Central Division President in 2007.
Kathleen spent 25 years with Bank of America and its predecessor banks, where she held various leadership roles in Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking and Asset Management. She ran the Southwest Strategies and North Texas Commercial businesses for Bank of America and also served as President of Bank of America, Dallas prior to joining Citibank.
Born in Texas, Ms. Gibson lived several early years in Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. She earned a BS from Texas A&M University, and attended Southern Methodist University in Oxford and in Russia.
Ms. Gibson serves as head of Citi’s Texas State Leadership Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Children’s Medical Center, the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and The Association of Former Students at Texas A&M. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum – Dallas, and has been recognized as a ‘Top 25 Industry Leader in Women in Business’ by the Dallas Business Journal.
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