Alla Whitston joined CIT Group as the chief technology officer. She will report to Denise Menelly, executive vice president and head of technology and operations, and be responsible for leading the technology planning and development for enterprise functions and all lines of business.

“Alla brings deep technology expertise in banking and financial services, and we are pleased to welcome her to the CIT team as we continue to digitize our operations and invest in our business platforms to drive a leading customer experience,” said Menelly.

Whitston joins CIT from Bank of America, where she was the managing director and chief technology officer for enterprise functions. Previously, she also led end-user technology services and wholesale banking technology infrastructure.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Whitston served as the managing director in the Investment Banking division at JP Morgan.She also held key technology positions at Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Bankers Trust.