J. Michael Shepherd
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Michael Shepherd was named interim chief executive officer and president of Discover in April 2024, having previously been elected to the Discover board of directors in August 2023. Before joining Discover, Michael joined BancWest and Bank of the West in 2004 and served as General Counsel, President and Chairman and CEO. Michael also served as the Chairman of BNP Paribas USA, Inc. and as a Director. Bank of the West was acquired by BMO in February of 2023. Before joining Bank of the West, Michael was General Counsel of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and of Shawmut National Corporation. He served in government as Senior Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, Associate Counsel to the President of the United States and Deputy Assistant Attorney General. Michael is also a director of Pacific Mutual Holdings Inc., and previously was a director of First Hawaiian Inc. and CoreLogic. He is a member of the Dean’s Council at the National Cathedral in Washington, the Business Executive Council of the University of California, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Michael previously served as a Member and President of the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board, as a Member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, as a director of the Presidio Trust, and as a Director of The Clearing House.