Arizona President and Head of Corporate Real Estate and Resource Location Strategy, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Wendy Breuder has been Arizona president and head of corporate real estate and resource location strategy for MUFG since January 2017. In this capacity, she manages over 12 million square feet of real estate and is the senior executive responsible for transforming the firm’s corporate real estate footprint, as well as creating and executing the strategy for a newly created shared-services initiative in the U.S.
Prior to this, Breuder was co-general manager and head of Midwest General Industries within the U.S. Wholesale Banking Division of MUFG in the Americas, where she led negotiations for financing billions of dollars for mergers, acquisitions, business expansion, and operations both domestically and internationally. Previously, she managed over 175 multinational Fortune 500 corporate relationships within the U.S. Corporate Banking Division at MUFG. Her team was responsible for client relationship management and facilitating new business opportunities in over forty-five countries, with an emphasis on Asia. Before joining MUFG in the Americas, she was co-head of U.S. corporate client coverage and Chicago branch manager at BNP Paribas.
Breuder earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami. She has a Juris Doctorate from Duquesne University School of Law and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. She is a graduate of the Women’s Director Development Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and an alumna of the DirectWomen Board Institute, a project of the American Bar Association designed to increase representation of women lawyers on corporate boards. Breuder also holds FINRA licenses series 24, 63, and 79.
She has been recognized among the prestigious American Banker magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Banking—Top 25 Women to Watch” for four consecutive years (2014–2017). In addition to serving on the advisory board of the Musical Instrument Museum, Breuder currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, JLL’s Global Client Advisory Board, and the Japan America Society of Chicago. She is a founding member of the Business Council of the Art Institute of Chicago.