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Monica L. Bowe

Chief Risk Officer
Busey Bank

Monica L. Bowe serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at First Busey Corporation where she leads activities in Compliance, Enterprise Risk, Operational Risk, Information Security and Loan Review. Monica brings to the table over 20 years of financial services experience in risk management, risk quantification, accounting, planning and forecasting, and financial analysis.  Prior to joining Busey, Monica spent 16 years at KeyBank, a $170B financial services organization headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as Senior Vice President and Senior Director of Operational Risk. Prior to that, Monica served in a variety of roles in the Finance division, including SVP and Finance Director for Support Services, managing a significant capital and expense budget. 

Monica holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Cleveland State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Case Western Reserve University and is a Certified Public Accountant. 

Monica is also active in the community, having served as Treasurer of the Board for the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center and as Vice President of Finance for National BDPA, a professional technology organization. Monica was previously named a Cleveland area YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence.