CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Dec. 15, 2022 – Regions Bank on Thursday announced the elevation of veteran local bankers Jason Allen and Jermon Garner to head the company’s efforts in the Tennessee River Valley of Southeast Tennessee. Allen will serve as market executive for the Chattanooga metro. Garner will serve as market executive for Cleveland and surrounding communities.
Both Allen and Garner were raised, educated, and have built their careers in the Tennessee River Valley.
Allen grew up in Cleveland and holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He joined Regions as a teller in 2007. After serving in various Consumer Banking, credit underwriting, and Government and Institutional Banking roles, Allen recently became Commercial Banking team lead for Southeast Tennessee.
Garner is from Chattanooga. He earned a degree in communications from Lee University in Cleveland and has since remained in the area. Garner joined Regions in 2013 as a branch banker and rose to the rank of branch manager before assuming his current Commercial Banking role earlier this year.
“By promoting Jason and Jermon, we prove our commitment to building the best team by investing early in promising associates who work every day to help the bank’s customers, associates, and community partners reach higher in life,” said John Turner, CEO of Regions Bank. “The energy and excitement these two young men bring to their market executive roles are contagious. We look forward to seeing how they help grow our market share across the Tennessee River Valley and help Regions become the premier bank in Southeast Tennessee.”
The energy and excitement these two young men bring to their market executive roles are contagious. We look forward to seeing how they help grow our market share across the Tennessee River Valley and help Regions become the premier bank in Southeast Tennessee.
As market executives, Allen and Garner will work with Regions leaders across all banking departments to focus their teams on implementing Regions360, the bank’s comprehensive approach to meeting customers’ needs. Through Regions360, the company’s bankers learn the unique goals of clients and collaborate with colleagues from Regions’ various departments – including Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking and Private Wealth Management – to develop holistic solutions.
“Our teams have deep industry expertise and the deep local connections of a community bank, with a platform that rivals any money center bank,” Allen said. “I look forward to leading our teams to leverage those tools to help Chattanooga continue to grow.”
“After transitioning from the branch world to the corporate arena, I fully understand the importance of knowing where the consumer and commercial worlds intersect,” Garner said. “I’m determined to share that knowledge with associates to make the Regions team unstoppable as we work to create the ultimate client experience for all of our customers.”
Our teams have deep industry expertise and the deep local connections of a community bank, with a platform that rivals any money center bank.
Jason Allen, market executive Chattanooga metro
Allen and Garner will also work with colleagues and community members to identify opportunities for the bank to make a difference through volunteer service, nonprofit support, delivering financial education, and more.
Allen is a volunteer for Tennessee Achieves, a nonprofit organization that works to increase higher education opportunities for high school students through scholarships and mentors. He looks forward to building a strong mentor base with the associates he now leads.
“Based on my own experiences growing up, I know young people need guidance before taking the next crucial step in their lives,” he said. “The more of us who commit to being that sounding board for them, the more positive impacts we can all have on their futures.”
Garner volunteers with City Fields, a Cleveland community development corporation that purchases, renovates, and sells homes to prevent gentrification from displacing longtime residents. He hopes his passion for offering a hand up to underserved people inspires his colleagues to follow along.
“I love the ideal of empowering people with the valuable asset of their own home,” he said. “Creating that investment today will have ripple effects for generations to come.”
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $158 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 1,300 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.