Leadership that Drives Innovation

Our success is built on diverse corporate management and financial industry experience.

Our directors have a combined wealth of leadership experience derived from extensive service guiding large, complex organizations as executive leaders or board members, and in government and academia. They collectively have substantive knowledge and skills applicable to our business, including in the areas of regulation, public accounting and financial reporting, finance, risk management, business development, technology, marketing, operations, strategic planning, management development and succession, compensation, corporate governance, public policy, international matters, banking and financial services.

Thomas G. Maheras

Independent Chairman – Compensation and Human Capital Committee

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Thomas G. Maheras was appointed independent chairman in May 2020, following his service as director starting in 2008. He has been the managing partner of Tegean Capital Management, LLC since 2008, and a partner of Iron Park Capital Management, LLC since 2019, two investment advisory firms based in New York. Prior to that, he was chairman and co-chief executive officer of Citi Markets and Banking, the investment banking division of Citigroup, Inc. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Treasury Department Borrowing Advisory Committee and as an executive committee member of the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.

Candace H. Duncan

Director – Audit Committee (Chair), Nominating, Governance and Public Responsibility Committee

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Candace H. Duncan retired from KPMG LLP, a global network of professional firms providing audit, tax and advisory services, in November 2013 where she had been managing partner of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 2009. Ms. Duncan also was on the KPMG LLP board of directors from 2009 to 2013, and served as chair of the board's nominating committee as well as the partnership and employer of choice committee. Prior to that, she served in various roles at the firm, including managing partner for audit for the Midatlantic area and audit partner in charge for the Virginia business unit. Ms. Duncan was admitted to the KPMG LLP partnership in 1987 and had more than 35 years of experience as a professional with the firm. Ms. Duncan is a member of the board of directors of Teleflex Inc. and served on the board of FTD Companies, Inc. from 2014 to 2019.

Joseph F. Eazor

Director – Audit Committee, Nominating, Governance, and Public Responsibility Committee

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Joseph F. Eazor retired in July 2022 as the president and chief executive officer of Clario (formerly ERT and Bioclinical), a global data and technology company for clinical trials, where he served since October 2020. Prior to assuming this role, he served as president and chief executive officer of Conifer Health Solutions, a healthcare business solutions organization, from January – August 2020. Mr. Eazor was executive vice president and chief customer officer of computer software company Oracle Corporation, from July 2019 to January 2020, and chief executive officer of Rackspace, a leading managed cloud company, from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Eazor previously served as the president and chief executive officer of Earthlink, Inc., a leading communications and IT services provider, and was a member of EarthLink’s board from January 2014 until February 2017. From 2011 to 2013, he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of global sales and customer operations at EMC and prior to that he served in a variety of leadership roles at Hewlett Packard and Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Eazor has recently been appointed Partner Emeritus for Kearney (formerly AT Kearney), in an advisory role. He also served on the board of Clario from 2020 to 2023, EarthLink’s board from 2014 to 2017, and Commvault, a data protection and information management company, from 2015 to 2018.

Kathy Lonowski

Director – Risk Oversight Committee

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Kathy Lonowski has 38 years of bank regulatory experience, including with prudential oversight of some of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. She recently retired as Regional Director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), San Francisco Region, a role she held since 2016. As Director of the San Francisco Region, the FDIC’s largest in terms of Gross Domestic Product, Moe evaluated the operations of 350 insured financial institutions and led the risk management and consumer protection divisions covering 11 western states. She also supported the management of examination and legal risk-related technical issues and assessed solutions related to potential enforcement actions and civil money penalties.

Prior to her role as Regional Director for the San Francisco Region, Moe served as an FDIC Deputy Regional Director, Risk Management Supervision, and Field Supervisor, Risk Management Supervision.

Daniela O'Leary-Gill

Director – Compensation and Human Capital Committee (Chair), Audit Committee

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Daniela is a former financial services executive and bank regulator. She held multiple C-Suite roles over 25-years at Bank of Montreal (BMO,) including Chief Auditor and Chief Operating Officer. Her leadership experience spans P&L, risk management, regulatory affairs and investor relations. Prior to joining BMO, she was a commissioned National Bank Examiner at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC.) Her governance experience extends to corporate and civic sectors, having served on the boards of Discover Bank, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Executives Club of Chicago and Ravinia. A long-time advocate of inclusion and diversity, she mentors women entrepreneurs and was founding Chair of BMO's Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council, recognized by American Banker, Catalyst, and the National Diversity Council. She is a member of the Independent Directors Council, National Association of Corporate Directors, Women Corporate Directors, and President of the Private Directors Association – Chicago.

John B. Owen

Risk Oversight Committee (Chair)

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John B. Owen was appointed to the Discover board of directors in June 2022, and served as interim CEO and President of Discover Financial Services and Discover Bank from August 2023 through January 2024. Mr. Owen retired from Regions Financial Corp., one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management and mortgage products and services, in March 2021, where he had been Chief Operating Officer since 2018. Prior thereto, Mr. Owen served in various senior management roles at the bank, including head of Operations and Technology, head of Consumer Services Group, head of Regional Banking group, and head of Enterprise Services and Consumer Banking. Active in the community, Mr. Owen has served on the boards of directors for the Birmingham Business Alliance, Innovation Depot and the United Way of Central Alabama, as well as the advisory board for the UAB Collat School of Business. Mr. Owen has over 38 years of experience in banking, information technology that spans multiple industries including banking, insurance, airlines, and the defense industry. Under his leadership at Regions, the bank consistently evolved how it served its customers, such as unveiling an overhauled and upgraded mobile app for both iOS and Android devices. He brings valuable leadership experience and has a clear understanding of the overall governance structure associated with a highly regulated industry such as banking.

David L. Rawlinson

Director – Nominating, Governance and Public Responsibility Committee (Chair)

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David L. Rawlinson is the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors for Qurate Retail, Inc. which is comprised of seven leading retail brands and primarily operates e-commerce and digital shopping hubs, since October 2021, and previously served as president and chief executive officer-elect of Qurate Retail, Inc. since August 2021. Previously, Mr. Rawlinson was the Chief Executive Officer of NielsenIQ (formerly Nielsen Global Connect), a global data and measurement company, from February 2020 to March 2021. From November 2015 until joining Nielsen’s management, he served as President of the Global Online Business at W.W. Grainger, Inc. Mr. Rawlinson joined Grainger in July 2012 and previously served as the Vice President of Operations for the Global Online Business, and prior to that, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Grainger. Mr. Rawlinson worked for ITT Exelis (formerly ITT Corp.) from 2009 to 2012, most recently as Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Corporate Responsibility of the Electronic Systems division. Prior to that, he served as a White House Fellow and held appointed positions in both the George W. Bush and Obama Administrations. Mr. Rawlinson served on the board of MonotaRO Co., Ltd. from 2014 to 2019 and the board of Nielsen Holdings plc from 2017 to 2021.

J. Michael Shepherd

Director, Interim Chief Executive Officer and President

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Michael Shepherd was named interim chief executive officer and president of Discover in April 2024, having previously been elected to the Discover board of directors in August 2023. Before joining Discover, Michael joined BancWest and Bank of the West in 2004 and served as General Counsel, President and Chairman and CEO. Michael also served as the Chairman of BNP Paribas USA, Inc. and as a Director. Bank of the West was acquired by BMO in February of 2023. Before joining Bank of the West, Michael was General Counsel of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and of Shawmut National Corporation. He served in government as Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, Associate Counsel to the President of the United States and Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Michael is also a director of Pacific Mutual Holdings Inc., and previously was a director of First Hawaiian Inc. and CoreLogic. He is a member of the Dean’s Council at the National Cathedral in Washington, the Business Executive Council of the University of California, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Michael previously served as a Member and President of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board, as a Member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, as a director of the Presidio Trust, and as a Director of The Clearing House.

Beverley A. Sibblies

Director – Audit Committee

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Beverley A. Sibblies is Founder and President of BAS Financial Corp., a family office that provides personalized financial services since 2009. Prior to founding BAS Financial, Ms. Sibblies was Chief Financial Officer (2005 to 2008) and Chief Accounting Officer (2004 to 2005) of HSBC Finance Corporation, a multi-product, multi-channel consumer finance company with operations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Sibblies was Executive Vice President and CFO of EMC Mortgage Corporation, a Texas based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bear Stearns Companies Inc. Ms. Sibblies began her career with Deloitte & Touche LLP, New York, in 1986.

Jennifer L. Wong

Director – Compensation and Human Capital Committee, Risk Oversight Committee

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Jennifer L. Wong has been the chief operating officer of Reddit, Inc., a community and discussion platform, since 2018, where she oversees business strategy and growth, and related teams for the company. She previously served as Time, Inc.’s president of digital and then its chief operating officer from 2016 to 2018, where she led growth strategy and digital business transformation. Prior to that, Ms. Wong held the role of chief business officer from 2011 to 2015 at Popsugar, Inc., a media and technology company, where she led business operations and the company's media and commerce businesses. Earlier in her career, Ms. Wong held several executive management roles at AOL and worked with a range of digital media and technology clients at McKinsey & Company. Ms. Wong is a member of the board of directors of IMAX Corporation and was previously on the board of directors of Group Nine Acquisition Corp.