Stephanie Richard is the Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for Ally Financial, a $180 billion U.S. digital banking institution. She is responsible for leading Ally’s Internal Audit and Credit Review functions, with over 160 employees. Richard reports directly to Ally’s Board of Directors (Audit Committee) and the CEO. She is also a member of the Executive Committee and is involved in all major strategy, human resource and leadership matters at the company.
Richard is also heavily involved in diversity and inclusion efforts across the company, with a particularly strong passion for developing women leaders. She currently sponsors and leads the Ally Women’s Employee Resource Group, whose purpose is to provide support and development of women to advance their careers at Ally. She is a member of Women Executives of Charlotte and a member of the Board of Directors for Women Executives for Community Service (WECS), where she also serves as a mentor for female college students in the WINGS scholarship program. In 2022, Richard was honored with a Women in Business Achievement Award by the Charlotte Business Journal.