Ronald G. Smith

Ronald G. Smith, Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Corporate Banking Group

Ronnie Smith is head of Corporate Banking at Regions, which includes Commercial Banking, Large Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Real Estate Banking, Regions Business Capital, the Debt Products Organization, and Corporate Banking Group Administration.    

Smith began his banking career at Regions as a management trainee in 1981. He has held various leadership roles, including corporate division manager, city president, area president for Mississippi/North Louisiana and regional president of the Southwest region. Prior to assuming his current role, he was Mid-America region president, overseeing banking operations in Middle and West Tennessee, Texas, North Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois and Iowa. 

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Accounting from Mississippi College, and graduated from the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, as well as the KPMG Commercial Banking Institute.

He serves on the boards of Tennessee Bankers Association, Regions Foundation of Tennessee, the Vanderbilt/Owen School Board of Visitors, Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Woodward-Hines Foundation, and Mississippi Valley Title.