Meet John Lehman: U.S. Marine Corps Reservist and Regions Bank Assistant General Counsel.
Lehman has not one but two successful careers serving others. He has proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 22 years, both in active duty and as a reservist. In addition, Lehman is an Assistant General Counsel in Regions Bank’s legal department, a role he has held since 2014.
Balancing military service and civilian employment is an inevitable fact of life for military reservists like Lehman, who was most recently deployed to Iraq in 2018.
“When I told my boss that I had to deploy for 12 months, Regions was nothing but supportive,” said Lehman. “There is truly something special about a company that genuinely supports the service members who have to enter the call to duty. There’s a genuine sense of pride among Regions Bank employees when other associates such as myself are in uniform and I think that is just tremendous that we are allowed to do, not only what it is that we feel compelled or honored to do, which is serve our nation, while still maintaining and growing a career at Regions Bank.”
Hear more of Lehman’s story in this video.
Program Spotlight: Military Friendly Employer
Regions is doing more to be employer of choice for military members when their time in the active service concludes. Regions has been recognized as a Military Friendly Employer by Military Friendly®, an organization that measures the commitment of companies to create professional opportunities that leverage military experience. Organizations recognized with this designation lead the way through a comprehensive and meaningful commitment to serving the military and veteran community, from hiring and career advancement to customer service and charitable investment.
Read more about the Military Friendly employer designation and how Regions is supporting the military and veteran community.
About this series:
Regions Bank supports military members, military veterans and their families through community involvement, military friendly products and services, and efforts to employ and develop veterans, military members and their spouses. Regions recognizes Veterans Day Nov. 11 and is celebrating military veterans and their families throughout the month of November.
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