Wall Street 50 – 2010

Shelaghmichael Brown/BBVA Compass

Shelaghmichael Brown is a senior executive vice president and head of retail banking for BBVA Compass.

In 2009, she was recognized by U.S. Banker as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.

Before joining BBVA Compass in 2007, she was president of Rediclinic, Inc. and prior to that, CEO of Telecheck International. She started her financial services career at Morgan Guaranty, a predecessor of J.P. Morgan Chase and went on to spend 25 years at J.P. Morgan Chase.

Shelaghmichael is a board member of the Consumer Bankers Association, a board member of CanCare and a graduate of the American Leadership Forum. She earned her BA from Wheaton College and her MBA from the University of Chicago.

A second generation Irish American, she has roots in Tipperary on her father’s side and Kilorglin on her mother’s side. She is married and has five children.