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Distinguished Achievement Award (Undergraduate Degree)

Recognizes an alumnus/alumna with an undergraduate degree whose career achievements have enhanced the prestige of the college.

2017 Award Recipient: Lara Warner '88 Finance

Lara J. Warner is the chief compliance and regulatory affairs officer (CCRO) and a member of the Executive Boards of Credit Suisse Group and Credit Suisse, based in Zurich. As CCRO, Warner is responsible for all compliance and regulatory matters for Credit Suisse globally and across all businesses and functions. From 2010 to 2015, Warner was the chief financial officer (CFO) for the Investment Banking (IB) division and a member of the IB Operating Committee. Since 2013 through to her appointment as CCRO, she was also the chief operating officer (COO) for the IB division. Prior to her CFO and COO roles, she was the global head of fixed income and Economic Research, and also served as head of US Equity Research. Warner joined Credit Suisse in 2002 as a senior equity research analyst covering the cable television, wireline and wireless telecommunications services and satellite industries. Prior to joining the Credit Suisse, Warner was a senior research analyst at Lehman Brothers, where she covered the cable television industry. Before joining Lehman Brothers in March 2001, Warner spent 10 years at AT&T, where she held a number of leadership roles including director of investor relations and chief financial officer for AT&T’s Competitive Local Exchange business unit efforts in the US. Warner is a member of the Smeal Board of Visitors, chair of the Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a board member of the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.

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