COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CIT Group Inc.
(NYSE: CIT) Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer Ellen R. Alemany has received the Leadership
Legacy Award from the Center for Executive Succession at the
University of South Carolina's Darla
Moore School of Business.
The award honors building a legacy of leadership talent and
delivering strong business, reputational and social performance.
Alemany is the fourth leader to ever receive the award.
"The Leadership Legacy Award sets a high bar for CEO performance
and Ellen's track record of consistently delivering business
results, developing strong cultures and cultivating leadership
talent exemplifies the spirit of this recognition," said Professor
and Director of the Center for Executive Succession Patrick
Wright. "Ellen leads with integrity, inclusion and purpose
and establishes the model for future leaders."
Alemany was honored at a virtual celebration with University of South Carolina students, faculty and
staff, including Wright and Dean of the Darla Moore School of
Business Peter Brews. She led a discussion on Resilient
Leadership with students and participated in a town hall forum to
discuss a range of topics from attendees.
"This recognition honors the most critical aspects of effective
leadership – investing in human capital that can contribute to a
strong culture and drive sustainable results," said Alemany. "It
was my privilege to accept this award and to meet with the
students, who will ultimately carry forward the mantle of
leadership in their own way."
CIT is a leading national bank focused on
empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial
agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a
financial holding company with over a century of experience and
operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC,
Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment
includes commercial financing, community association banking,
middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring,
railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital
markets and asset management. CIT's consumer banking segment
includes a national direct bank and regional branch network.
Discover more at cit.com/about.
About the Darla Moore School of Business
Moore School of Business at the University of
South Carolina is among the highest-ranked business schools
in the world for international business education and research.
Founded in 1919, the school has a history of innovative educational
leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world
experience through internships, consulting projects, study abroad
programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Moore School offers
undergraduate, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as
distinctive executive education programs. In 1998, the school was
named for South Carolina native
and New York financier
Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major
university to name its business school after a woman. Learn more at
About the Center for Executive Succession
for Executive Succession serves as an independent, objective source
of knowledge regarding C-suite succession practices. The center
provides a forum for corporate leaders to shape the future
direction of succession practices, which are increasingly one of
the board's top governance priorities. Our partners contribute to
cutting edge research that challenges the status quo and is
empirically driven to further success in C-suite succession
planning. For more information or to inquire about potential
membership, please visit our website moore.sc.edu/ces or contact us
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