Ann Marie Wright

by Edward Cates
Ann Marie Wright
U.S. Chief Auditor
BMO Financial Group

Ann Marie Wright is currently the U.S. Chief Auditor for BMO Financial Group. In this role, she is responsible for leading a team of audit professionals, identifying insights into current, emerging and potential issues, trends, and opportunities that will enhance efficiency and effectiveness of control processes. She provides audit advice and counsel to the CEO of BMO Financial Corp and the Board of Directors, driving positive change across the U.S. organization.


Most recently, Ann Marie was Chief Operating Officer for the North American Commercial Bank. She began her career at BMO Financial Group over 15 years ago and has held numerous progressive roles.


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.


Ann Marie has also received the following awards: Chicago United Business Leader of Color, Most Influential Women in Commercial Banking (Crain’s Chicago Business), and Top 100 Executives under 50 Award (Diversity Magazine).


Ann Marie is a Board Member of Children Home & Aid Society of Illinois and The Chicago Foundation for Women.

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