Val has been integral to welcoming BAME people at U.S. Bank. She has been an active participant with diversity-focused employee resource groups. Her team is part of U.S. Banks Technology and Operations Services business line, which is currently undergoing a significant effort to increase the hiring of minorities and women within its ranks. Val has been instrumental in driving strategic sourcing discussions and challenging the status quo to ensure BAME applicants are considered, interviewed, hired and have a positive experience. Vals team recently won an award for being the most diversity-engaged team at the company. Externally, she has been involved with several boards of organisations focused on getting women of colour into high potential careers, as well as mentoring programs through schools that focus on transition into the workforce.
Val McGary is EVP, Sustainable Process Solutions at US Bank and successfully ran the Regulatory Compliance function at US Bank through a turbulent regulatory environment. She dealt with numerous significant issues through strong commitment to operational excellence and solid relationships with various regulators resulting in US Bank being named one of the worlds Most Ethical Companies. Val was then promoted to build an enterprise function focused on continuous improvement and skills enhancement for all 67000 employees, including measurable 10%+ improvements in productivity, quality and customer satisfaction.
Val regularly participates in recruiting and employee engagement activities, such as Team Member Resource Groups (TMRG) focused on inclusion of minority employees. She has active engagement with the Black/ African American TMRG and the corporate Diversity Council. In addition, she acts as a mentor to employees throughout the bank, but especially in Technology, Operations and Compliance, where she has had leadership roles, to help team members gain exposure, visibility and confidence with the leadership team.
Val also participates in and donates to United Negro College Fund events to help recruitment and successful graduation of African American students through college and in Executive Leadership Council events that honour individuals and corporations for their support of diversity.