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Kathryn M. Kiplinger (Petroulis)

Kathryn is Co-Head of Corporate Banking for Scotia Capital’s U.S. division. She is also Head of Risk Assessment, responsible for managing and monitoring a debt portfolio of over $50 billion, as well as transaction execution and special accounts management teams. Scotia Capital is a division of Scotiabank -– one of the ten largest banks in North America. Scotiabank is widely recognized as one of the best managed institutions in the industry, an especially notable achievement given the current challenges facing the financial industry.

Prior to joining Scotia Capital in 2003, Kathryn worked for 15 years at J.P. Morgan & Co, where she held senior level positions in Loan Syndications, Debt Capital Markets, and Restructuring Advisory. She has also worked for ABN-AMRO Bank N.V. in the UK and the Netherlands, the Continental Grain Company, and The University of Michigan’s Center for Chinese Studies.

Kathryn has been actively involved in the community with several charitable organizations. She served on the Board of EarthShare, an organization which represents and supports over 400 of America’s most respected environmental and conservation charities. She was a Board member and Treasurer for The Explorers Club, an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and exploration. In this capacity, she was awarded the Club’s highest honor presented to a member whose work and actions exhibit outstanding interest in its welfare and objectives. Kathryn has been elected to serve on the Administrative Board of Cornell University’s Laboratory of Ornithology. She is also an active supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

Kathryn was born in the United Kingdom, and holds dual citizenship with the United States. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Throughout her career, Kathryn has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Currently, she resides in Connecticut and Maine with her husband Herman Kiplinger (Cornell and NYU) and their son William who will be a freshman in Cornell’s Applied Economics and Management program.