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Grayson Hall is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Regions Financial Corporation and leads the company's Executive Council.
Hall began his banking career when he joined Regions' Management Training Program in 1980. He has served in roles of increasing responsibility including Operations, Technology, Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management. Hall was elected Vice Chairman and a member of the Boards of Directors of Regions Financial Corporation and Regions Bank in 2008. He was named president and chief executive officer in April 2010 and assumed his current role of chairman, president and chief executive officer in May 2013.
Hall graduated from The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 1980, he received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking.
Hall is the chairman of the Birmingham Business Alliance and serves on the Board of Directors for Vulcan Materials Company, Zep Inc., Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Children’s of Alabama and the Newcomen Society of Alabama.
David Turner joined Regions in 2006 and serves as Regions' chief financial officer. He is also a member of the Regions Executive Council. Turner leads all finance operations, including strategic planning and corporate development, business analytics, investor relations, treasury, corporate tax, management planning and reporting, accounting and control.
Turner led the Internal Audit Division for Regions before being named chief financial officer in 2010. His responsibilities included overseeing various audits of the lines of business and the overall corporation with reporting to the Audit Committee and the Executive Council.
Prior to joining Regions, Turner served as an audit partner of KPMG LLP. He previously served Arthur Andersen in a number of positions, including: audit partner, audit manager, senior auditor and staff auditor.
Turner earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and attended Tulane University in Louisiana.
Turner serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for Junior Achievement of Greater Birmingham, Inc. and is a member of the Alabama Society of CPA's and the American Institute of CPA's.
John Owen is Head of Business Groups, including Business Services, Consumer Services, Consumer Lending, and Wealth Management groups, for Regions Financial Corporation. He also serves as a member of the Executive Council.
Owen joined Regions in 2007 as head of Operations and Technology, where he served until 2009, before providing leadership for the company's Consumer Services Group until being named Head of Business Groups in 2012. Before joining Regions, he served as chief executive officer of Assurant Specialty Property, a Fortune 500 company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Owen began his service at Assurant in 1998 as senior vice president of Information Technology. From 2003 until 2005 he held the position of chief operating officer of the Assurant Property and Solutions Group and was then promoted to chief executive officer.
Owen also served as senior vice president of Global Systems Development for Citicorp Credit Services and chief information officer of North American Operations for Arrow Electronics. He began his career in 1983 in information systems with American Airlines and McDonnell-Douglas.
Owen holds a bachelor's degree in Aviation Management from Auburn University School of Engineering in Auburn, Alabama. He is a graduate of Leadership Alabama, a board member on the Consumer Bankers Association, a member of the Financial Services Roundtable, and is actively involved as a foster parent for several children in Clanton, Alabama.
John Asbury is Senior Executive Vice President and head of the Business Services Group. In this role, he leads all lines of business that serve business and commercial banking customers for Regions Financial Corporation. Asbury is also a member of the Regions Operating Committee.
Asbury has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry. He joined Regions in March 2008 from Bank of America where he spent the previous 17 years. He most recently was the Pacific Northwest region executive and senior vice president of Business Banking in Seattle, Wash. Asbury has broad experience in commercial banking with other positions held at Bank of America including quality and productivity executive for Global Corporate Investment Banking in Charlotte, N.C., sales performance executive for the east region of Commercial Banking, national marketing executive, southeast regional executive for Business Capital in Atlanta, Ga., and chief administrative officer for the Commercial Finance division in Charlotte, N.C. Prior to joining Bank of America, Asbury was a corporate banking risk management officer with Wachovia in Winston-Salem, N.C. from 1987-1990.
Asbury graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, summa cum laude, with a bachelor's degree in business, and he received a master of business administration from the College of William and Mary.
Brett Couch joined Regions in 1990 and oversees banking operations in the East region, which includes Florida (excluding the Panhandle), Georgia, East Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. He is also a member of the company's Operating Committee.
Prior to assuming his current duties in 2008, he served as Mississippi state president and area president for West Florida. Couch previously held various positions, including head of Business Banking, manager of Credit Review and commercial sales manager. Prior to joining Regions, he worked in National Accounts for SunTrust Bank.
Couch earned a bachelor's degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
Couch serves on the boards of directors of the Tampa YMCA, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and Enterprise Florida. He is also involved with United Way and youth basketball.
Barb Godin joined Regions in 2003 and is Chief Credit Officer responsible for Credit Policy, Credit Administration and Problem Asset Management. She is a member of Regions Operating Committee.
Before joining Regions, Godin served as executive vice president and chief consumer credit officer for KeyBank. For most of her career, she was with Scotiabank, serving in various positions including senior vice president of retail lending, vice president of credit risk management, director of collections and director of consumer underwriting.
Godin earned a degree in Finance and holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. Godin is also a graduate of the International School of Banking.
Keith Herron joined Regions in 1988 and serves as the head of Strategic Planning and Execution. In this role, he leads the planning process to develop the enterprise strategic plan and the execution of the plan's tactics. The Strategic Planning and Execution Group develops enterprise-wide initiatives such as Regions360, customer service, financial literacy, and customer retention, while ensuring these priorities are rapidly executed throughout the company's markets. This group also has responsibility and oversight for Regions' Six Sigma initiative. Herron is a member of the Operating Committee for Regions, a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Before being named to his current role in 2012, Herron served as the regional president for the company's Midsouth Region, which includes Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. During his career, he has been head of Credit Review and an area president for North Alabama, East Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. He also worked as a credit analyst, a Commercial Middle Market and National Accounts Relationship Manager, and served as the Commercial Banking Executive for Central Alabama.
Herron earned a bachelor's degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and a master's degree in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He also graduated with honors from Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware.
Herron is national alumni president for Samford University and serves on the University's Board of Overseers.
Dave Keenan is Senior Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources. Keenan is also a member of the Regions Operating Committee.
Prior to being named Director of Human Resources for the company in 2010, Keenan managed staffing, retention, training, employee relations, and organizational development for the company's 16-state footprint and for Morgan Keegan.
Prior to joining Regions in 2003, Keenan served as director of Human Resources at Frito-Lay, a division of Pepsico.
Keenan earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Furman University. He earned a master's degree in Human Resources from Boston University in Heidelberg, Germany, while serving in the United States Army.
Scott Peters joined Regions in 2004. He is head of the Consumer Services Group, which includes Corporate Marketing, Cards & Payment Division, Delivery and Branch Support, and eBusiness.
Prior to joining Regions, Peters served as executive vice president of Fidelity Personal Investments, with segment management responsibility for 2.6 million households, $1.05 billion in revenues, and $230 billion in assets under management. He joined Fidelity in 1998 from KeyCorp, where he served as director of Mass Market Retail Banking and was responsible for the bank's 2,500 branch-based retail sales people. He began his banking career in 1987 with Citibank, where he opened and managed a de novo branch, ultimately serving as director of U.S. Core Product Marketing. In that role, he was responsible for all aspects of consumer credit and deposit product marketing and product development for Citibank's U.S. retail bank.
He is a board member of the Regions Charity Classic Foundation and the Bank Administration Institute. Peters holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Bill Ritter joined Regions in 1993 and is responsible for the Wealth Management Group, which includes Trust, Private Banking and Insurance. Ritter is a member of the Operating Committee at Regions.
Prior to assuming his current role in 2011, Ritter served as president for the Central Region, overseeing all banking operations in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Throughout his career at Regions, Ritter has served in a number of management positions, including North Central Alabama area executive; commercial banking executive with management responsibility for all Commercial Middle Market; Corporate Banking; and Public, Institutional and Not for Profit activity. He has also served as commercial banking sales manager in North Central Alabama and as the business banking sales manager for North Central Alabama.
Ritter earned a bachelor's degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at Georgetown.
Ritter serves on the board of directors for the McWane Science Center; Innovation Depot; Alabama Symphony; and, Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama.
Ronnie Smith joined Regions in 1981 and oversees banking operations in the Mid-America region which includes Middle and West Tennessee, Texas, North Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky Illinois and Iowa. Smith is also a member of the company's Operating Committee.
Smith began his banking career at Regions as a management trainee. During his career, he worked as a credit analyst and a relationship manager. He also held leadership roles, including corporate division manager, city president, and area executive for Mississippi/North Louisiana prior to assuming his current role in 2006.
Smith earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Accounting from Mississippi College, and graduated from The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University as well as the KPMG Commercial Banking Institute.
He serves on the boards of the Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Jackson Council Boy Scouts of America, INROADS, Baptist Health Systems, Mississippi Bankers Association, Mississippi Higher Education Corporation, and Region's Foundation. He is also active in the Jackson Rotary Club.
John Turner joined Regions in 2011 and oversees banking operations in the Central Region, which includes Alabama, Mississippi, South Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. He is a member of the company's Operating Committee.
Turner was named president of Whitney National Bank and Whitney Holding Corporation and was elected to the bank and holding company Boards of Directors in 2008. Previous to this he served as Division Executive, Banking Division, with responsibility for all geographic line banking functions across the bank, and as the company's Eastern Region President. Turner joined Whitney in 1994 as its Alabama regional president after serving in senior consumer and business positions with AmSouth Bank.
Turner holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Georgia.
Turner is a former chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, former chairman of the Mobile Area Education Foundation, a former chairman of the United Way of Southwest Alabama, and a graduate of Leadership Alabama. He is a former board member of Leadership Mobile and currently serves on the PARCA board.