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Marge Magner ’69

Marge Magner ’69

General Partner, Brysam Global Partners
Chair, Gannett, Inc. Board of Directors

  • Chair of the Development Committee
  • Chair of the Foundation for Success Campaign
  • Executive Committee
  • Former Chair, Board of Trustees of BCF (2005–2009)

Ms. Magner is a founding member and Partner of Brysam and has over 30 years of operating and deal experience in the consumer financial services sector.

Prior to the formation of Brysam, Ms. Magner served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Consumer Group at Citigroup. In this position, she was responsible for the company's operations serving consumers through retail banking, credit cards and consumer finance, as well as for finance, credit and other staff functions. Ms. Magner was named to the Fortune magazine list of Most Powerful Women in Business from 2001-2004 (#5), Forbes magazine list of World's Most Powerful Women (#19 in 2004), and U.S. Banker's list of the Most Powerful Women in Banking (#1 in 2004), as well as U.S. Banker's list of the Top 25 Non-Bank Women in Finance (#11 in 2008), among others. Currently, Ms. Magner is Chairman of the Board at TEGNA (formerly Gannett Company, Inc.), lead director of Accenture Ltd, and a director at Ally Financial, Inc. She served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn College Foundation from 2004-2010 and is a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. She is also a board member at the Museum of American Finance.

Ms. Magner holds a B.S. degree in psychology from Brooklyn College and an MSIA degree from the Krannert School of Management, Purdue University.