Russ Zusi

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Russ Zusi, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Russ Zusi is Chief Risk Officer and oversees Regions’ risk management functions, including Financial Risk, Non-Financial Risk, Enterprise Compliance Risk, Enterprise Risk, Risk Initiative Integration and Business Unit Risk Groups for the Corporate Banking Group, Consumer Banking Group, and Wealth Management. He is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. Regions is a regional bank that operates throughout the South, Midwest and Texas and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.

Prior to joining Regions in January 2024, Zusi spent 20 years at Bank of America, most recently as the co-head of Global Compliance and Operational Risk. In this role, he oversaw the company’s strategy and governance for the Compliance and Operational Risk program. Russ’ responsibilities also included maintaining relationships with key regulators and supervisory institutions worldwide, the bank’s senior leadership team, governance committees and the board of directors to support a culture that embraced risk management and a best-in-class control environment. Russ held numerous other leadership positions at Bank of America across Risk, including Credit, Liquidity, Capital and Interest Rate Risk, as well as Finance where he served as CFO of the Retail business.

Russ earned an engineering degree, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University. He currently serves on the executive committee for LIFESPAN Services, a nonprofit serving children and adults with disabilities.