July 10, 2012 – RALEIGH, N.C. – First Citizens Bank announced today that Dede Ramoneda has joined the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO).
With more than 30 years of technology experience, Ramoneda comes to First Citizens from Progress Energy in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she served as CIO and vice president of information technology (IT) and telecommunications for the past decade.
“Dede is highly regarded in the IT community, and we are privileged to welcome an experienced leader of her caliber to our company,” said Ed Willingham, president of First Citizens Bank. “She brings to the bank substantial expertise in managing complex technology projects and has a strong reputation for strategic vision, execution and collaborative engagement. She will play a fundamental role in the continued growth and performance of our company as we meet the ongoing technology needs of our clients.”
As First Citizens’ CIO, Ramoneda is responsible for developing and executing the bank’s technology strategy in support of its business lines. She oversees all aspects of the company’s processing and network infrastructures and service delivery capabilities. She is based at First Citizens’ Data Center on Tryon Road near downtown Raleigh.
Prior to being named CIO at Progress Energy in 2002, Ramoneda was vice president for IT systems delivery and was responsible for leading the technology integration that successfully combined Carolina Power & Light (CP&L) and Florida Progress Corporation.
Before joining CP&L in 1996, Ramoneda was CIO and director of information technology for the Delta Queen Steamboat Co. in New Orleans, La. Prior to that, she spent 12 years in systems integration consulting and practice management with a large consulting firm.
Ramoneda holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Louisiana State University. She received a Master of Business Administration degree from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business, in Winter Park, Fla. She has also completed financial management courses at the Wharton Executive Education Program, University of Pennsylvania.
A resident of Raleigh, Ramoneda is actively involved in the community. She is currently a board member of the North Carolina Technology Association and chair of the Green Technologies Council. She also serves on the board of the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County. She is also a member of the strategic advisory board of the College of Engineering, Computer Science Department, at North Carolina State University.
Founded in 1898, First Citizens Bank serves clients at 421 offices in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq: FCNCA), which has $21 billion in assets. Forbes named BancShares the ninth-best bank in the nation in its 2012 Best Banks in America list.
First Citizens is the recipient of multiple national awards for customer satisfaction and overall stability and security. First Citizens has gained a five-star superior ranking from independent bank rating firm BauerFinancial Inc. (bauerfinancial.com) of Coral Gables, Fla. For 2011, First Citizens also received a combined 21 Greenwich Excellence awards, 11 for business banking services and 10 for middle market banking. For more information about First Citizens Bank, call toll free 1-888-FC DIRECT (1-888-323-4732) or visit firstcitizens.com.
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SOURCE: First Citizens