JACKSON, Tenn. – Jan. 23, 2024 – Regions Bank on Tuesday announced West Tennessee native and veteran mortgage professional Karley Bond has been elevated to serve as the company’s market executive for Jackson and the surrounding communities.
Bond has 20 years of banking experience serving Jackson and West Tennessee. She joined Regions in 2007 as a mortgage loan officer and has served as a mortgage area manager for West Tennessee since 2019. Bond was named Mortgage Banker of the Year by the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association in 2021 and was recognized nationally by the Mortgage Bankers Association for her academic achievements and industry contributions in 2023. Bond has been a Regions Bank Chairman’s Club honoree for several years, a distinction recognizing the bank’s top performers.
“Regions Bank has a proud history of serving West Tennessee, and Karley Bond has earned a reputation as a dedicated financial professional who’s committed to our customers’ success,” said John Turner, President and CEO of Regions Financial Corp. “We are proud to elevate and expand her role in ways that will further benefit not only our Mortgage Banking and Consumer Banking customers, but also our local Commercial Banking and Wealth Management clients. Karley’s deep ties to the area will also support strategic community involvement, helping Regions build on its legacy of meeting important needs in Jackson and beyond.”
Regions Bank has a proud history of serving West Tennessee, and Karley Bond has earned a reputation as a dedicated financial professional who’s committed to our customers’ success.John Turner, President and CEO of Regions Financial Corp.
As market executive, Bond now leads the bank’s comprehensive Regions360 approach to identifying and meeting customers’ unique banking needs. Through Regions360, Regions teams across all divisions of the bank take the time to truly listen to customers’ unique short-term and long-term needs. They then collaborate across Regions’ departments, including Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking, Mortgage Banking and Wealth Management, to deliver holistic financial solutions for Jackson-area clients.
Bond will also oversee Regions’ strategy for community engagement in the area. Regions’ strategy for community involvement focuses on three key areas:
- Education and Workforce Readiness
- Economic and Community Development
- Financial Education and Wellness
Bond reports to Keith Smith, regional mortgage production manager for the bank, who described Bond as “an amazing connector of people. She is confident, capable, and her work ethic is outstanding,” he said.
Smith also pointed to Bond’s longtime involvement with professional organizations.
“Karley has been actively involved in the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association for years, including being a past president and successfully completing exhaustive coursework to earn a Certified Mortgage Banker designation,” he said. “Less than 1% of all mortgage professionals have this credential, so it’s a good barometer of the kind of professional she is. She’s also been committed to giving back to the industry and her peers in the field.”
I’m excited to take on this role to even more directly help our Jackson-area clients.Karley Bond
“Our team in Jackson has proven to be a top performer in Regions360 over the course of many years,” Bond added. “I’m excited to take on this role to even more directly help our Jackson-area clients. Regions Bank is more than simply a place to open an account or receive a loan. We serve people and businesses in a more intentional manner, providing solutions that help customers truly accomplish their financial goals.
“We have a strong branch presence and high local visibility in the Jackson area,” Bond continued. “Combining that strength with an engaged internal culture, I believe we can go out there and really ‘wave the Regions flag’ in our communities.”
Bond is a West Tennessee native and has been a Jackson resident for 25 years. She earned her bachelor’s in Human Resources Management from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Business Administration from Union University. Bond is married and has three children ages 14, 10 and 6.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $152 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,250 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.