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BMO appoints Goode as communications officer

2021-06-23 15:42 ET - News Release

Mr. Cameron Fowler reports


Bank of Montreal has appointed Kimberley Goode as chief communications and social impact officer. She will join the bank in August and report to Cameron Fowler, chief strategy and operations officer.

Ms. Goode will lead a new team combining the communications practice areas of employee communications, media relations and government relations with the purpose and community giving teams, creating a single organization unified in its focus on achieving the bank's strategic priorities and purpose.

"Kimberley brings to BMO an exceptional skillset and reputation as a seasoned communications executive," said Mr. Fowler. "Beyond her impressive resume, she is being appointed to this role because of specific attributes she has consistently modelled throughout her career. She is a values-based, strategic and purpose-led leader. She has successfully led transformations focused on driving business results through integrated communications encompassing reputation management, brand building, corporate social responsibility, culture and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is also a strong believer in the use of data to drive, measure and adapt to maximize impact."

"BMO is a purpose-driven and future-focused company that knows its growth helps fuel a more inclusive and growing economy and a sustainable future. I am delighted to join BMO to lead the bank's efforts to share its story with its stakeholders," said Ms. Goode. "I look forward to working with Cam and all my new colleagues to help the bank achieve its ambition."

Trained as a journalist, Ms. Goode has progressed to lead complex communications and public affairs organizations across various regulated industries, including financial services, consumer goods, technology, automotive and health care. Most recently, she has held the position of senior vice-president of external affairs at Blue Shield of California, based in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to that, she spent nine years with Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee where she integrated its communications functions and helped to reposition the company from insurance to a holistic financial services provider.

About Bank of Montreal

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider -- the eighth-largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $950-billion as of April 30, 2021, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management, and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: personal and commercial banking, BMO Wealth Management, and BMO Capital Markets.

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