Mrs. Gold was president and CEO of Western Union Financial Services Inc., a subsidiary of First Data Corp (’06 -’10). Prior to joining First Data Corp, she was chairman, president and CEO of Excel Communications (’99 -’02), and president and CEO of The Beaconsfield Group (‘98 - ’99). Mrs. Gold was ranked as one of the top 50 women in business in 2003 by Fortune magazine.
Mrs. Gold began her career with Avon Products and held several senior executive positions including president of Avon Canada, president of Avon North America and executive vice president of global development.
Mrs. Gold is a director of organizations including Exelis, ITT Corporation, New York Life Insurance Co., The Conference Board Inc. of Canada and Korn Ferry. She serves as a trustee of The Conference Board Inc. in New York and as an Advisory Council member of Carleton University.
She received the Award of Distinction - Faculty of Commerce & Administration from Concordia University in Montreal and the "Batisseur," an honorary degree from the Professional Business School of Montreal. Mrs. Gold is a graduate of Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.