BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Regions Financial directors Carolyn H. Byrd and John E. Maupin Jr. have been named to Savoy Magazine’s Power 300: 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing. “I extend my sincere congratulations to Carolyn and John on this recognition,” said Grayson Hall, chairman, president and CEO of Regions. “They bring a wealth of knowledge, insight and expertise to their roles, and we are fortunate to have individuals of their caliber serving on the Regions board.” Savoy’s summer issue features a directory of 300 directors serving on the boards of public companies. As the leading business magazine reporting on African-American success and achievement, Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors is the premier listing of African-American executives, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards. “Savoy continues to be at the forefront of comprehensive coverage of the professional success and achievements of African Americans,” said L.P. Green, II, CEO and Publisher of Savoy Magazine. “It is our duty to chronicle these inspiring executives, their distinguished careers and the corporations that demonstrate inclusive board composition in Savoy. We offer congratulations and appreciation to the directors recognized in Savoy’s Most Influential Black Corporate Directors edition for their inspiring leadership.” Carolyn Byrd joined the Regions Board of Directors in 2010 and chairs the Audit Committee. Byrd is the chairman and chief executive officer for GlobalTech Financial, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia, which she founded in 2000. Byrd serves on the board for Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. She also serves in various roles for the Atlanta Public School System. John E. Maupin, Jr., joined the Regions Board of Directors in 2007 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. Maupin is the former president of Morehouse School of Medicine. He serves as Chair of the Regions Community Development Corporation, Regions’ nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing technical assistance for affordable housing, small business and community development initiatives. In addition, Dr. Maupin serves on the boards of LifePoint Health, Inc.; the Variable Annuity Life Insurance Companies I and II, a mutual fund complex for American International Group, Inc., group retirement plans; and HealthSouth Corp. Dr. Maupin retired from the United States Army Dental Corps in 1997 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. The full 2016 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing is available now online exclusively at

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