Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Northeastern Board Member Since: April 2017
Gina Proia is EVP, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of CIT. She is responsible for overseeing the company’s branding, marketing, advertising, communications and corporate citizenship strategies as well as ensuring they support CIT’s strategic priorities. She is also responsible for advancing strategies and programs to help promote a corporate culture that aligns employees with CIT’s business goals, facilitates sustained growth, and complies with regulatory requirements.
Proia joins CIT following 10 years at Ally Financial, where she served most recently as Chief Communications Officer. She has served as a board member of Jump$tart Coalition, a national nonprofit organization advancing financial education for young people. She is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society. In 2010, Proia was recognized on PR Week’s 40 Under 40 List, and in 2015 she received the Aiming High Award from Legal Momentum, the Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, which recognizes the accomplishments of women in business. Prior to joining Ally, Proia held various positions at General Motors in the areas of financial communications, marketing communications, and product publicity.