Ms. Edelman, 63, brings three decades of global operating experience in consumer goods and financial services. She currently serves as Vice Chairman Special Advisor to the Chairman of Emigrant Bank. Previously she was Vice Chairman, where she leads the finance, information technology and credit administrative operations. Prior to joining the bank in 2008 as special advisor to the Chairman, she spent nearly 30 years at Avon Products, Inc. touching virtually every function, such as business transformation, marketing, new product development and sales, while serving in various leadership roles, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Business Transformation and Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. As Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Avon, she led production and distribution of billions of products annually and oversaw construction of Avon's new facilities in Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. She has 16 years of corporate governance experience, and currently serves on the boards of Assurant, Inc. and Brinker International, Inc. Ms. Edelman also serves on the Board of Trustees at Bucknell University as Vice Chairman, and serves as a member of the Executive, Finance and Nominating & Governance Committees.
Ms. Edelman received a Bachelor of Music from Bucknell University and an MBA in Marketing and Operations Research at the Fordham Gabelli School of Business.