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Ellen C. Koebler

Ellen Koebler is chief risk officer for SunTrust Banks, Inc. She is responsible for the company’s risk discipline including market, operational, credit, compliance and technology risk, and oversees the risk review assurance function and portfolio risk analytics and modeling.

Prior to this role, Koebler served as the consumer lending and deposit solutions executive for SunTrust Bank, with responsibility for the development and ongoing portfolio management of lending products including credit card, home equity, LightStream online lending, auto and student lending across all 50 states.  Additionally, she had responsibility for deposit, checking and payment solutions.

Koebler returned to SunTrust in 2017 for the consumer lending solutions executive role after serving as the chief risk officer for E*TRADE. She originally joined SunTrust in May 2004 as director for corporate investment bank portfolio strategies. Since that time, she has held numerous roles in corporate risk management, including chief market risk and corporate analytics officer. Before joining SunTrust, Koebler worked with the investment banking division of Bank One (J.P. Morgan) in Chicago where she focused on client coverage, originations and structured trading. Before entering the finance industry, she was a senior chemical engineer for Shell Oil in New Orleans. 

She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt, a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and holds a chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation.