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2017 Women in payments®
inspiration award recipient
Elizabeth
Thiessen
Managing Director, Treasury Sales Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Elizabeth Thiessen is a managing director and industry lead for Consumer & Retail Global Treasury Sales team. In this role, she manages the sales team responsible for maintaining and growing the bank’s large corporate Consumer & Retail clients’ liquidity and working capital relationships.

Before assuming her current role, Thiessen led the Solution Packaging and Communication team for North America Global Transaction Services. In this role, she led the development of global sales tools, platforms, proposals and communications.

Thiessen joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 1995. During her tenure, she has held various sales, sales performance and marketing roles within Global Banking and Markets. She resides in Charlotte. A New Hampshire native, Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Clemson University in 1991.

WHY THE AWARDS COMMITTEE SELECTED HER NOMINATION


Elizabeth Thiessen has been recognized for her sincere investment in people, her open door policy and her efforts in ensuring that the potential of others is recognized and nurtured. With over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, she is known for her versatility and diversity of expertise. She has enjoyed a varied career path within her organization, but in each of her roles she ensures that she advocates for her team while driving innovation, creativity and change. As noted by one of her nominees, one of Elizabeth’s most striking differentiating qualities is the inspiring way in which she tackles and embraces new challenges for herself, while actively engaging and encouraging others throughout that process.

Challenging people to think differently and pushing them to be the best that they can be, Elizabeth Thiessen is our 2017 Inspiration Winner.


Other 2017 Award Winners
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Talbott Roche
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Donna Embry
Chief Payments Advisor
Payment Alliance International
rising star
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Eileen Holcomb
Lead for Strategic Capabilities & Investments
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
team
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Cynthia Knowles
VP Payments Engagement
FIS Global Retail Payments
team
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Leah Middlebrook
VP Market Development, International Markets
FIS Global Retail Payments
educator
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Sarah Billings
Head of Global Payment and Deposit Platforms for Global Transaction Services
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
team
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Serena Smith
SVP, Head of International Payments and CAO
FIS Global Retail Payments
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