George Scanlon is CEO of Fidelity National Financial and brings nearly three decades of management expertise from diverse industries to this role. He joined Fidelity as COO in June 2010 from Fidelity Information Services, where he served as EVP – Finance. Prior to the FIS acquisition of Metavante in October 2009, he served as the CFO for FIS.
George received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA from the University of Miami. He serves on the board of Ceridian Corporation and is the chairman of the Audit Committee, and he also serves on the board of Remy Corporation, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, and Duval Holdings. He is involved in a number of civic activities, and also serves on the boards of Jacksonville University and Leadership Jacksonville, and is a member of the Gator Bowl Executive Committee and the Jacksonville Civic Council.
Born in Chicago, George is a first-generation Irish American with Irish ancestry on both sides: his father has roots in counties Roscommon and Sligo, and his mother was born in Ennistymon, County Clare. He says of his Irish heritage: “I learned the principles of life from ancestors who were simple, honest, hardworking people with fortitude, strong faith and a focus on love of family.” George and his wife, Dianne, have two children and reside in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.