HOUSTON, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass added World Cup champion midfielder Carli Lloyd to its lineup of pioneering #BrightFutures brand ambassadors, tapping the Houston Dash standout who electrified soccer fans worldwide with her historic hat trick in the U.S. team's victory in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup final.
Lloyd is one of the most recognizable names in U.S. professional soccer. A two-time Olympic gold medalist, she made history with her three goals in the U.S. women's national soccer team's 5-2 victory over Japan last summer. After her remarkable season, she was named the 2015 FIFA Women's Player of the Year.
"There is a surfeit of accolades we could attach to Carli's name," said BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sánchez. "She's a remarkable athlete, she's a great leader, and she's a true joy to watch on the pitch. She's also a role model — especially to young girls and women — and it's an honor to be able to attach her name to some of the work we're doing to build brighter futures."
The news comes on the heels of the bank naming another barrier-breaking female athlete, San Antonio Spurs Assistant Coach Becky Hammon, as one of its brand ambassadors.
"This says a lot about BBVA Compass," said Lloyd. "It's saying that the people I reach and what I have to say are important to its future. I'm excited to get out there with the bank for the Bright Futures campaign and keep making a difference in people's lives."
Lloyd and other Houston Dash players, including fellow World Cup champion midfielder Morgan Brian, were at the BBVA Compass branch in Houston's River Oaks area earlier Thursday to unveil their new away uniform, which boasts the BBVA Compass logo. The bank is the Official Jersey Sponsor of the Houston Dash, part of its commitment to growing the sport of women's soccer. It also sponsors the men's Major League Soccer team, the Houston Dynamo. In 2015, BBVA Compass announced Dynamo forward Giles Barnes as one of its brand ambassadors.
Lloyd will also be part of the #BrightFutures campaign that supports the bank's brand position that keeps clients, and their needs, at the forefront to help them stay in control of their financial lives. Underpinning the brand platform is a set of core values, among them leadership in technology and innovation, a unified, collaborative team, and "banking it forward" by doing good in BBVA Compass' communities.
BBVA Compass' 10 bright principles:
- Know where you're going
- Dare to be you
- Work to your strengths
- Ask for help
- Be fearless
- Find success in failure
- Challenge your status quo
- Remember your roots
- Show appreciation
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About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 666 branches, including 340 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 73 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (4th). BBVA Compass recently earned top nods for best mobile app and best regional bank in the South & West in Money magazine's annual list of the Best Banks in America. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com.
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.
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