David R. Keenan

David R. Keenan, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer

Dave Keenan is Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer and is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Keenan leads all Human Resources functions, as well as Corporate Security, the Aviation Group, and Corporate Real Estate & Procurement. Regions is a regional bank that operates throughout the South, Midwest and Texas and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.

Prior to being named Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer in 2020, Keenan served as Chief Human Resources Officer for the company for 10 years. In this capacity, he was a key member of the leadership team which led the bank through the 2008 financial crisis, subsequently creating an industry-leading organizational culture as recognized by Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace Award six years in a row.

Keenan joined Regions’ predecessor Amsouth Bank in 2003 as leader of the company’s Field Human Resources Group. In 2006, he led the HR integration during the Regions/AmSouth merger. Before joining AmSouth, Keenan served as director of Human Resources at Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, where he worked for 10 years. Prior to Frito-Lay, Keenan served in the U.S. Army as a Captain for four years.

Keenan earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Furman University. He earned a master’s degree in Human Resources from Boston University.