Have you seen the news?
It’s full of powerful messages from Regions Bank’s local-market leaders. Consider these high-profile examples.
“If Regions Bank was looking for a Pinellas County expert to take over as the area’s market executive, they couldn’t have done much better than Tina Gilmore-Johnson,” wrote the St. Pete Catalyst in this article introducing Gilmore-Johnson as our new market executive in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida.
Gilmore-Johnson shared her local roots and her approach to always reaching higher for our customers.
“You’ve got to look forward, constantly evaluating, asking, ‘How can I improve?’” she told the Catalyst. “Because what made you successful today may not make you successful tomorrow.”
Speaking of local roots, when Regions recently named Stephanie Perryman as our market executive serving Central Texas, the media recognized how our teams are being led by someone who has a deep personal commitment to Austin and San Antonio.
“I’m here to see double-digit growth within the market,” Perryman, a fourth-generation Austinite told the Austin Business Journal in an article linked here. “The bank believes in Austin and San Antonio, so a lot of support is coming here.”
Another market executive with strong local ties is Felicia Richardson. The Tallahassee Democrat recently shared the news that Richardson will serve as Regions’ market executive in Florida’s capital city.
“Richardson joined Regions in 2004, two weeks after earning her bachelor’s degree in business and industry from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee,” the newspaper shared. “She served in personal banking and financial wellness roles for Regions in Orlando before returning to Tallahassee in 2008.”
In Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Sentinel-Record published a Q&A Regions put together to introduce Karen Kitchens as market executive.
“In taking on this new role, I believe it’s essential to partner closely with local organizations and leaders as we best leverage Regions’ resources in the community,” Kitchens shared. “Regions and our predecessor banks have been in the Hot Springs market for over 100 years. We have a long history of giving and supporting the area – and I think we can do even more.”
The headlines aren’t just about newly named market executives, either. For example, Alan Register, our Birmingham market executive, appeared on WVTM-TV on Feb. 2 to encourage donations to the Red Cross in support of people and businesses recovering from a recent tornado.
“The bank is only as strong as the communities in which we operate. And so when something happens in one of our communities, we go into action,” he said. “Stepping up and stepping in are things that are very important to us. It really fits with the culture of our company.”
More examples are coming. Regions’ Corporate Communications team is working with market executives in several states on a series of exciting announcements. As they say, stay tuned…