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Ann Marie Wright

Chief Operating Officer for the North American Commercial Bank, BMO Financial Group


Ann Marie Wright is the Chief Operating Officer for the North American Commercial Bank for BMO Financial Group.  In this role, her team provides support for all North American Commercial Banking strategic growth initiatives, operational support, effective compliance control and response to regulatory change, commercial bank product development, and professional development strategies.

Ann Marie began her career at BMO Financial Group 15 years ago and has held numerous progressive assignments including:  a Senior Audit Manager in the Corporate Audit Division; Managing Director - Business Manager, U.S. Investment Banking; Managing Director - Business Intelligence; and Managing and Director/Head - Capital Markets Compliance and Supervision.   Prior to joining BMO, Ann Marie held credit/portfolio management roles at Bank of America and GE Capital.

Ann Marie holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master's in Management degree specializing in Finance and Management Strategy from Northwestern University.  She also holds the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation.

Ann Marie is a Board Member of Children Home & Aid Society of Illinois.  Additionally, she is currently the Vice President of the Hoffman Estates Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (providing community service and support to residents in the Northwest suburbs); and maintains active memberships in a number of other community organizations.   Ann Marie is a native of Chicago and currently resides in Chicago with her husband and son.