Anita Gentle Newcomb
Strategic Planning Expert & Director, Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond / Baltimore Branch
Anita’s experience spans more than two decades in the financial services industry as a CEO, investment banker, and strategic consultant. Anita has built a national reputation in advising some of the country’s most successful financial institutions as well as companies that interface with banks on a wide range of corporate development initiatives. These range from consumer and business banking strategies and strategic planning to valuing and structuring acquisitions and divestitures.
Anita is on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond -- Baltimore Branch. She is member of the Advisory Board of the College of Business of Auburn University and former Chairman. In 2008, she was honored as one of 40 distinguished business alumni. She is also a member of the Women’s Leadership Institute Board of Auburn University and sits on the Executive Committee. Anita served on The Women’s Advisory Board of Mass Mutual’s Washington Group. She is a Lifetime Charter Friend of Boardroom Bound, a non-profit organization chartered to help public companies find pre-qualified women and minorities for corporate board service.
She speaks often on industry topics such as the future of banking, and has appeared on C-SPAN and Washington Business Radio.