Ann A. Cummings
Ann Cummings was appointed general auditor of Ally Financial Inc. in April 2011. In this role, Cummings is responsible for the organization’s global internal audit function as well as administrative oversight for the company’s loan review function. Her specific duties include: interacting with Ally senior leadership, regulators, external auditors and other stakeholders; assessing key strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks; and designing and executing an audit plan aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance activities across the organization.
Since joining Ally in July 2009, Cummings has served in a number of key roles and has led an array of critical projects, including enhancing the company’s financial planning and forecasting capabilities, leading its finance transformation initiative to optimize financial systems and processes, and improving global functions and credit allowance analytics.
Prior to joining Ally, Cummings served in a number of leadership roles at Bank of America, including senior credit risk management positions and critical finance roles supporting credit reserves and structured transactions. She began her career at Arthur Andersen, where she spent more than ten years.
Cummings earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from North Carolina State University. She is a certified public accountant in North Carolina.