How One Woman Inspires Others

Women are still underrepresented in the senior management ranks of many U.S. banks, and other women are quick to notice – and celebrate – when one of their own is elevated to a top position. A perfect example of this dynamic is Maria Tedesco, the president of $19.9 billion Atlantic Union Bankshares in Richmond, Virginia. Tedesco joined the bank in September 2018 from BMO Harris Bank in Chicago, where she had been chief operating officer of its retail operation. Tedesco, who I interviewed via Zoom in October, says she came to Atlantic Union in part to work with CEO John…

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Jack Milligan


Jack Milligan is editor-at-large of Bank Director magazine, a position to which he brings over 40 years of experience in financial journalism organizations. Mr. Milligan directs Bank Director’s editorial coverage and leads its director training efforts. He has a master’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.