HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Feb. 10, 2020 – Regions Bank on Monday announced Sean Kelly, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking for Regions, has been appointed to serve as Market Executive for the bank in Huntsville and surrounding communities.

Kelly is part of a team of Regions leaders who will leverage their local experience and market insights to expand Regions’ client base while also taking a strategic, proactive role in addressing needs affecting the broader area. Kelly will work with colleagues and community members in support of Regions’ community engagement initiatives, including volunteer service, nonprofit assistance, delivering financial education and more. Kelly will also continue serving in his Commercial Banking leadership role, guiding teams that deliver financial solutions for local businesses and major employers in North Alabama.

“Regions Bank has a strong legacy of service in Huntsville, and our teams across North Alabama are committed to working with clients and helping them reach their financial goals while also taking a leadership role in community engagement and support,” said John Turner, Regions President and CEO. “Sean’s expertise, combined with the experience of our entire North Alabama leadership team, will help Regions further strengthen its focus on this thriving area. We are committed to the success of Huntsville and to consistently developing new ways to serve the Tennessee Valley.”

Sean’s expertise, combined with the experience of our entire North Alabama leadership team, will help Regions further strengthen its focus on this thriving area.
John Turner, Regions President and CEO

Kelly succeeds Ron Poteat, a 36-year veteran of Regions, who has been elevated to serve as Head of Customer Experience for the bank.

“Our company’s presence in North Alabama dates back to 1835, when the First National Bank of Huntsville started as a local branch of the State Bank of Alabama. Today, we’re known as Regions, but our commitment to the Tennessee Valley remains strong,” Kelly said. “I am honored to lead the collaboration of our local teams as we help people and businesses succeed financially, while also serving as a valuable community partner.”

Poteat’s Customer Experience leadership role will influence the quality of services customers receive not only in Huntsville, but also at Regions locations across the Southeast, Midwest and Texas.

“It has been rewarding to lead our teams in North Alabama for the last 13 years,” Poteat said. “I’m proud of our growth in reaching more clients in this area while fulfilling our mission to make life better in the communities we serve. As Huntsville’s economy continues to thrive, Sean Kelly’s leadership and experience will ensure our bankers stay focused on meeting the needs of our customers and communities with excellence.”

As part of his Market Executive responsibilities, Kelly will work with Regions leaders across all banking departments to focus their teams on implementing Regions360, the bank’s comprehensive approach to service. 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.

North Alabama Leadership Team

Sean Kelly succeeds Ron Poteat (left), who has been elevated to serve as Head of Customer Experience for the bank. Regions’ North Alabama leadership team includes Consumer Banking Executive Brandon Greve (center) and Ken Griffin (right) of Regions Private Wealth Management.

Kelly joined Regions 26 years ago and has served in a number of positions within the company’s Commercial Banking group, supporting financial solutions for major employers and small-business clients. He is a graduate of Auburn University, where he earned a degree in Business Administration, and the Georgia State School of Banking.

Active in the Huntsville community, Kelly serves on the boards of the Huntsville Area Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Learning Foundation, Downtown Huntsville Inc. and the Hudson Alpha Professional Advisors Council. Additionally, Kelly is a Trustee Emeritus of the Huntsville Hospital Foundation and a former board member of the Broadway Theatre League.

In addition to Kelly, Regions’ North Alabama leadership team includes Brandon Greve, Consumer Banking Executive responsible for Regions’ branch-banking operations across North Alabama, and Ken Griffin of Regions Private Wealth Management, who leads a team of investment professionals who deliver customized financial-management solutions for people throughout the Tennessee Valley.

About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $126 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 1,400 banking offices and 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