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Linda F. Powell
Chief Data Officer
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
I have over 20 years of experience in the financial industry including banking, banking regulation, and economic research. My career currently focuses on data management and organizational strategy and management. Over the years, I have built skills in auditing, financial analysis, technology infrastructure, and economic research.
I am part of the senior leadership team and responsible for the Data and Analytics Division which consists of 60 analysts. I manage the provisioning of analytical and technical support for business areas.
Key Business Transactional Experience:
My key transactional experience is the ability to identify, define, and propose solutions for business and research problems across key business functions. I have extensive experience coordinating professionals across local, national, and international platforms. I was one of the original leaders in the U.S. development of the Global Legal Entity Identifier system.
What is the most important skill you bring to a corporate board?
The most valuable skills I bring to a corporate board are 1) my understanding of finance, 2) my propensity to build coalitions, 3) my experience developing organizational and processing efficiencies, and 4) experience in strategic planning.