Michael G. Rhodes E'87

Michael G. Rhodes is the Group Head of Innovation, Technology, and Shared Services at TD Bank Group, the fifth largest bank based on assets in North America. Michael is credited with driving the bank to a global leadership position in artificial intelligence in the financial sector as well as overseeing the bank's leading digital, data, shared service and technology platforms. Michael joined TD in 2011 and has previously served as TD's Executive Vice President for the US Consumer Bank and Global Credit Card business. 

Prior to joining TD, Michael served as the CEO of MBNA Europe Ltd, a $30B FSA Chartered Bank; Chief Marketing Officer of MBNA America Bank; Managing Director of the Cards business for Bank of America; and, CEO of Palladian Financial Holdings, a specialty financial services company. Beginning his career as an engineer, Michael has worked in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, and Canada.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science from Duke in 1987, followed by an MBA with Distinction from Wharton, where he was also recognized as a Palmer Scholar.

Michael has served on the Board of Directors of MBNA Europe Ltd, the Community Bankers Association, and MasterCard International, US Region, where he also was elected Chairman. Michael has demonstrated a commitment for giving back to important social causes.  His community engagement has included the Board of Visitors for the Engineering School at Duke University; the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware; United Way of Delaware, where he was also Chairman of Board, Annual Campaign Chair, and Alexis DeToqueville Society Chair; the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, where he also served as Treasurer; Christiana Care, where he co-founded the Friends of Helen F. Graham Cancer Center; the Delaware Symphony Orchestra; and, the Winterthur Garden Museum and Library.

Michael and his wife, Maureen, live in Wilmington, Delaware and have two children, Julia, a graduate of Georgetown University and Thomas (Tommy) a graduate of Duke's Class of 2019. Michael and Maureen recently made a major gift to the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD). The gift will endow iiD professorships, graduate fellowships in engineering, and educational programs focused on data-driven problem solving. Maureen serves on the Garden Gateway Campaign Committee.

Michael was elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2019 and serves on the Resources Committee, Audit and Compliance Committee, and Duke’s Centennial Celebration Strategic Task Force.

August 2020