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Senior Vice President and Chief Auditor
TD Bank Group
Anita O’Dell, Senior Vice President, was appointed Chief Auditor, TD Bank Group, in March 2021 and joined the Senior Executive Team on May 1, 2022.
With over 30 years of audit experience at financial institutions, Anita has a deep understanding of the industry and the audit function. Anita began her audit career as an entry-level internal auditor for First Federal of Anderson. In 1992, she joined The South Financial Group where she progressed through a variety of leadership roles including Director of Enterprise Risk Management and EVP, General Auditor.
Since joining TD in 2010 with the acquisition of The South Financial Group, Anita has made a tremendous impact on the entire Audit function. Before being appointed Chief Auditor, Anita served in a number of roles, including Deputy Chief Auditor, Head of Enterprise Audit Strategy and Operations, Audit Director, Professional Practices and, most recently, as the Chief Auditor for TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.
Anita is a passionate advocate for Diversity & Inclusion and served as the Chair for Corporate Women in Leadership in the U.S. and Co-Chair in Canada for several years. In a special recognition for 2021, American Banker named Anita to their Most Powerful Women in Banking Standouts category, recognizing extraordinary leaders in specific types of roles that have taken on outsize importance in recent times. She is an active member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA). She is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Anita holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Clemson University and her MBA from the University of South Carolina. On a personal note, Anita resides in South Carolina with her husband and enjoys spending her weekends at the beautiful lakes of South Carolina.