Karen Higgins-Carter is executive vice president and chief information officer of Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE: WBS) and Webster Bank. She joined Webster in July 2018.
Prior to Webster, Higgins-Carter previously was managing director and head of the Office of the Chief Information and Operations Officer for the Americas at Mitsubishi UFJ (MUFG) Financial Group where she was responsible for developing and leading the execution of the company’s IT strategic plan, IT governance, information risk management, communications, employee development and engagement. Prior to Mitsubishi, she served as technology general manager at Bridgewater Associates, and as managing director and head of consumer risk technology at JP Morgan Chase. She also held progressively increasing responsibilities at General Electric Corporation, including GE Capital and GE Commercial Finance. She began her career with Accenture, where she worked with clients to launch emerging technologies in the telecommunications industry.
Higgins-Carter holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of arts in economics and business, both from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.