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Linda Derrick
Board Member

Linda Derrick is a Managing Director for BNY Mellon, where she is the Investment Services Chief Administrative Officer and Global Head of Business Improvement Process. Linda leads the transformation strategy across Investment Services (IS), Markets Group, Client Technology Solutions (CTS) and Client Service Delivery (CSD), and works closely with Investment Management and business partner groups to achieve our growth and change objectives. She also leads enterprise- and IS-driven projects across the IS businesses, the cross-referral program, and IS executive planning, among other CAO responsibilities. She is a member of the BNY Mellon Senior Leadership Team (formerly Operating Committee).

Prior to her current role, Ms. Derrick was the head of Corporate Communications and Planning for Pershing, responsible for advertising, branding, client communications, internal communications, executive communications, public relations, business planning and innovation functions across all market segments.

Ms. Derrick joined the company in 1993 and held various marketing positions in PC Financial Network (an early leader in online brokerage) before joining Pershing’s Marketing and Communications Group, where she was responsible for client communications, product marketing, and the development and implementation of Pershing’s interactive marketing strategy. She received five Pershing Leadership Awards and a Super Achiever for her contributions to the business.

Ms. Derrick is a member of the WIN Operating Committee and a co-chair of its External Partnerships group, and has co-leadership responsibility to manage the relationships with the Financial Women’s Association and Women’s Bond Club. Ms. Derrick has served as chair of Pershing’s Client Solution Review Committee, co-chair of Pershing’s Sales Force Automation Advisory Board, chair of the Groupware Web Governance Committee and chair of Pershing’s Cultural Appreciation Network (currently known as IMPACT). Prior to joining Pershing, Ms. Derrick worked as an Account Executive for Keonig & Associates, an advertising agency that serves the healthcare marketplace.

Ms. Derrick is a volunteer judge for the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Invest Write program. She is an instructor’s aid with the AbilityPlus program at Mt Snow. She was the co-founder of and sailing instructor for Women’s Wet Wednesdays sailing program at the Metedeconk River Yacht Club. Ms. Derrick has also volunteered to instruct disable persons in the community to sail at Old Dominion University. She was an All American and National Collegiate Champion for women’s sailing representing Old Dominion University. Ms. Derrick was a member of the U.S. Women’s Sailing Team and candidate for the first women’s sailing event at the 1988 Olympics.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Old Dominion University. She has also completed the Securities Industry Institute® program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.