NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 8, 2022 – Regions Bank on Thursday announced Stephen Russell has joined the company’s Private Wealth Management division to lead its network of advisors who deliver tailored investment strategies for private wealth clients in Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee River Valley of North Alabama.
Russell, who is based in Nashville, joins Regions from First Horizon, where he served as regional trust executive.
“Stephen is a proven leader who combines a deep understanding of investment strategies with a clear focus on delivering a superior client experience,” said Lee Blank, Nashville market executive and Private Wealth Management regional executive for Regions Bank. “He knows the local market, he believes in the value of personalized wealth plans, and his insights will further strengthen Regions’ legacy of service. We are proud to welcome Stephen as Private Wealth Management leader, and we look forward to deepening relationships with current clients – and reaching more clients as Stephen and his team deliver competitive, customized solutions.”
Stephen is a proven leader who combines a deep understanding of investment strategies with a clear focus on delivering a superior client experience.
Lee Blank, Nashville market executive and Private Wealth Management regional executive for Regions Bank
Before his seven years with First Horizon, Russell served as an estate attorney and financial planner for Legacy Wealth Management. Previously, he was a private practice attorney. He earned his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis and graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with an executive leadership certificate and a Stonier Graduate School of Banking certificate.
“Regions has distinguished itself by providing an unparalleled commitment to clients with local advisors who are backed by a team of additional professionals who combine advisory, trust, portfolio management, and other services to help clients reach their goals,” Russell said. “I am honored to bring my experience to Regions, a company that has been at the heart of this area’s growth for generations.”
In 2021, Russell was honored among the 40 under 40 in Wealth Management as recognized by the American Bankers Association. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) focusing on international estate planning.
In addition, Russell is a certified public accountant (CPA), personal financial specialist (PFS), certified financial planner (CFP®), certified trust and fiduciary advisor (CTFA), certified retirement counselor (CRC®) and has his Series 7, 63 and 65 Securities Licenses. He also earned his Tennessee and Georgia Life, Health & Accident and Variable Contracts Insurance Licenses.
Active in the Middle Tennessee community, Russell coaches youth sports at the Ensworth School and Montgomery Bell Academy.
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.