Executive Vice President and General Counsel

John Junek, as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel, is responsible for the direction and oversight of the Legal and Compliance departments of the firm consisting of more than 400 professionals who manage legal and regulatory risks of its businesses. Junek also leads the firm's Corporate Governance, Security and Aviation units.

Junek has more than 30 years of experience providing counsel for the financial services industry, the majority with Ameriprise Financial. Junek served for nearly 10 years as the deputy general counsel of American Express Travel Related Services (TRS) where he was primarily responsible for the groups that supported the international payment and consumer financial services businesses of American Express.

Prior to his role with TRS, Junek was the general counsel of American Express Ltd., a position he held from 1986 to May of 1990. In 1982, Junek was Vice President and Managing Counsel for Regulation and Compliance with Crocker National Bank in San Francisco. He left Crocker to rejoin American Express in New York in February 1985.

He began his career with American Express as a staff lawyer in 1978 after five years as a regulatory staff lawyer with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where his responsibilities included enforcement of the Fed's margin lending regulations.

Junek is a member of the Board of Directors and Budget Task Force for the Minnesota Opera. He is also a member of the bar in California and New York.

He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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