People: CoBiz Financial Inc (COBZ.O)
24 May 2017
Ms. Mary Beth Vitale is Independent Director of CoBiz Financial Inc. Ms. Vitale co-founded Pellera, a consulting firm specializing in cybersecurity and board governance to boards of directors, in 2001. Previously, she had served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of WestwindMedia.com, President and Chief Operating Officer of RMI.NET, and President-Western States for AT&T. She received her bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College; a master's degree from the University of Colorado; and an advanced management degree from the Wharton School. She was also a Commissioner on former Colorado Governor Bill Owens’ Commission for Science and Technology. In addition, she is past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) local chapter. Ms. Vitale has also been recognized as an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and SEC financial expert. She currently is a faculty member for the NACD in board governance and cyber security training. She is also a Co-Chair of the Women Corporate Directors, Colorado Chapter. The Company has a sophisticated approach to utilizing technology to meet the needs of its customers. In addition, the Company is publicly traded and values the importance of strong corporate governance. The Company believes Ms. Vitale’s qualifications to serve as a director include her varied positions in the technology and telecommunications industries, her experience and leadership in the corporate governance arena, her board experience in technology, cyber and medical technology companies and her years of experience as a director of the Company. Ms. Vitale served on the Board of Zynex, Inc., a publicly-traded medical technology company from 2008 to 2014.
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