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ABA Names New Chief Financial Officer


Karin Petersen Flynn has been named chief financial officer at the American Bankers Association, the united voice of the nation’s $18 trillion banking industry. Flynn will oversee ABA’s finance, information technology and operations functions when she joins the association on November 11.

“Karin’s background as a multi-talented business executive with experience in both financial management and technology roles makes her ideally suited for this critically important position,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “Her creativity and focus on solutions will be an asset to ABA, and we look forward to welcoming her on board.”

Serving as a consultant in recent years, Flynn was previously CFO and vice president of administration for the National Presbyterian School in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for overseeing the school’s finances, facilities, human resources, information technology and other non-academic functions. Prior to that, Flynn was principal at the boutique strategy consulting firm EY-Parthenon in San Francisco and deputy manager for the Computer Science Laboratory at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in Palo Alto, Calif.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to join a dynamic organization that is focused on serving the needs of its member banks across the country,” said Petersen Flynn. “I look forward to working with ABA’s talented staff to ensure that we operate as efficiently and effectively as possible on behalf of our members so they, in turn, can best serve their communities and enable economic growth and prosperity.”

Born and raised in Venezuela, Petersen Flynn studied computer science and engineering at Universidad Simon Bolivar, and later earned a PhD from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.


About the American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $21.1 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $17 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $11 trillion in loans.

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