Mary E. “Mimi” Thigpen has been appointed to Opus Bank’s board of directors, effective December 27, 2019, and appointed a member of each of the Audit Committee and Risk Oversight Committee.

Concurrently, Director Michael L. Meyer voluntarily resigned the board in accordance with the board’s retirement policy.

“I am pleased to welcome Mimi to Opus’ Board of Directors. Her more than 37 years of experience in the technology industry, including cyber security and data management strategies, will be an invaluable addition to Opus’ already talented board. I look forward to working with Mimi and the rest of the Board through the next phase of evolution for Opus Bank,” said Paul W. Taylor, director, president and chief executive officer of opus bank.

Thigpen is an executive and strategic management consultant that advises clients on building, operating, and navigating successful transactions for their businesses with an emphasis on innovation, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and data management strategies. Previously, Thigpen held chief executive officer roles with OpsDataStore, (2017-2019), a real-time analytics and artificial intelligence platform for IT Operations; and North Plains Systems (2013-2015), a digital marketing asset management software company.

Earlier in her career, she held various senior leadership roles in strategy, product innovation, customer and marketing operations, and new business incubation while serving as senior vice president of Strategy and Innovation for Cox Communications, (2004-2011), a managing director of BearingPoint (2002-2004), and a partner for Arthur Andersen Business Consulting (1998-2002). She began her career in 1982 with Hewlett-Packard, where she led multiple global sales, marketing, and product teams, rising to the position of Worldwide Program manager, Enterprise Interoperability.