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Regions Bank Names Leroy Abrahams Head of Community Affairs


today announced it has appointed Leroy Abrahams Head of
Community Affairs.

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Leroy Abrahams, Executive Vice President and Head of Community Affairs, Regions Bank (Photo: Busines ...

Leroy Abrahams, Executive Vice President and Head of Community Affairs, Regions Bank (Photo: Business Wire)

Community Affairs is a new department that brings together the Regions
Financial Corporation Foundation with the company's Community Relations,
Community Development, Philanthropy, and Corporate Social Responsibility
areas to further strengthen the bank's community support efforts.
Abrahams will report to Keith Herron, head of Corporate Responsibility
and Community Engagement.

"Leroy's passion for helping others, his experience engaging with
community partners at the grassroots level and a reputation for
thoughtful leadership make him an outstanding choice to lead Regions'
expanded Community Affairs efforts," said John Turner, Regions President
and CEO. "Under Leroy's leadership, Regions will build upon existing
programs that benefit communities and broaden the reach of our

Regions has a long tradition of supporting communities through volunteer
service, nonprofit partnerships, and philanthropy. In December 2017,
Regions further invested in its capacity to provide financial support
for deserving community programs by contributing $40 million to the
Regions Financial Corporation Foundation.

As Regions builds upon its legacy of community support, the company has
identified three priorities to guide its community investment efforts
and philanthropy going forward:

  • Economic and Community Development
  • Education and Workforce Readiness
  • Financial Wellness

By focusing on these priorities, Regions will help foster an environment
of inclusive prosperity and create shared value for customers,
communities, associates, and shareholders.

"As a financial services company, Regions has a unique opportunity to
promote economic and financial health throughout the communities we
serve," said Abrahams. "By investing our expertise, our volunteer time
and our financial resources in programs that are making a meaningful
difference, we can help improve the quality of life and strengthen our
communities as a whole."

Leroy Abrahams Biographical Information:

Abrahams is Executive Vice President and Head of Community Affairs.
Prior to this, Abrahams served as Area President in North Central
Alabama. He joined Regions in 2013 as head of Strategic and Corporate
Planning. His previous experience includes serving with SunTrust Bank as
President and CEO of the company's Hampton Roads region in Virginia. In
addition, he held roles as the retail banking executive and central
group retail line of business leader. Before joining SunTrust, Abrahams
was a consumer banking manager in eastern Tennessee for Regions.
Abrahams graduated from Texas Christian University with a bachelor's
degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance.

Throughout his career, Abrahams has been active in serving and
supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of
life in various communities. Abrahams currently serves on the Operation
HOPE Southeastern Board, as well as the boards of the Alabama Workforce
Council, the Woodlawn Foundation, the Birmingham Business Alliance, the
AG Gaston Boys & Girls Clubs, the Eyesight Foundation of Birmingham and
The World Games 2021.

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is
a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation's largest
full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth
management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers
across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions
Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs.
Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and
services can be found at

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