TAMPA, Fla. – July 10, 2023 – Regions Bank on Monday announced April Grajales has rejoined the company and will serve as Market Executive and Commercial Banking Leader in Tampa and surrounding communities in Hillsborough County.
A 20-year veteran of the Tampa Bay banking market, Grajales originally served Regions in Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking roles from 2003 until 2011. She has since gained 12 years of additional financial services experience serving middle-market and multi-national corporations, with roles of increasing responsibilities throughout her tenure. Grajales’ commitment to building cross-cultural relationships has enabled her to provide clients with customized financial insights, helping them develop comprehensive strategies to achieve growth and financial success.
In her new role, Grajales will guide Regions’ local bankers as they deliver a range of financial solutions to large companies and major employers throughout the area. As market executive, she will now also lead Regions360 initiatives supporting clients served by all divisions of the bank. Through Regions360, bankers from Regions’ Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Mortgage Banking and Wealth Management divisions work collaboratively to deliver the full range of Regions’ capabilities to clients.
April’s experience and vision will meaningfully benefit our customers, our associates and the broader Tampa Bay community. John Turner, President and CEO of Regions Financial Corp
A dedicated supporter of several community groups, Grajales will also work with Regions colleagues and community partners to further enhance the bank’s community engagement strategy in the area. The strategy is centered on building more inclusive prosperity by supporting education and workforce development, economic and community development, and greater financial wellness.
“April’s experience and vision will meaningfully benefit our customers, our associates and the broader Tampa Bay community,” said John Turner, President and CEO of Regions Financial Corp. “Her expertise will help Regions further strengthen its focus on this vibrant and growing area, and we are excited to welcome her back as we further our commitment to service through her leadership.”
Regions’ leadership throughout the Tampa Bay area also includes Tina Gilmore, market executive for the bank in St. Petersburg, Clearwater and surrounding communities in Pinellas County. In addition, Earnest Wilks serves as market executive for Regions in Sarasota-Bradenton and portions of Southwest Florida.
After serving a global clientele, coming back to Regions enables me to focus on my greatest passion – serving the people and businesses of our community in Tampa Bay. April Grajales, Tampa Market Executive
Grajales has been a member of the Tampa Bay community since attending the University of South Florida. There, she earned a Master of Business Administration with specializations in finance, management and international business. She is invested in her alma mater and community, serving as the USF Foundation Board Audit Chair. She is also Chair of Business Development for the Tampa Bay Economic Development Corporation and Treasurer on the board of the Tampa Bay Organization on Women in International Trade.
“After serving a global clientele, coming back to Regions enables me to focus on my greatest passion – serving the people and businesses of our community in Tampa Bay,” Grajales said. “It is a double homecoming! I know the culture, the values, the service model, and the local coverage of Regions Bank. They are what drew me back home, along with the bank’s investments in deepening relationships with clients across the area. I am honored to deliver and lead Regions’ services on a local level while building on the bank’s proud history of community involvement.”
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $154 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 more than 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.