WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T today announced Rob Bowlby has been named president of its North Texas Region. Bowlby, who currently serves as market president in Miami, Fla., will assume the role held by Brant Standridge, who has been named to BB&T's Executive Management team. The management change will be effective Aug.1.
"Our presence in North Texas continues to be critical to our overall growth strategy," said Ricky Brown, president of Branch Banking &Trust. "Rob's proven leadership abilities and commitment to our clients and communities are key to our continued success in this important strategic market."
Bowlby has 23 years of commercial banking experience with BB&T, having worked in several locations throughout BB&T's footprint. He started his career in 1992 as a corporate banker in Morgantown, W.Va., and in 2003, he was promoted to regional loan administrator in Winston-Salem, N.C., before relocating to Miami, Fla. In 2009, Bowlby was promoted to market president in Miami where he was responsible for the area's commercial loan portfolio, budget and community involvement.
As an active member of the community, Bowlby serves as chairman of the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami and serves on the board of directors and executive committee of Chapman Partnership. Bowlby graduated summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 1994 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.
"It has been a pleasure for my family to spend the last seven years in Miami and enjoy one of the world's greatest cities," Bowlby said. "I am so proud of the work our BB&T colleagues have done in this community, but I'm thrilled to become a part of the Dallas community where there are huge opportunities for us to serve our clients in meaningful ways. I look forward to leading the strong team Brant has built there in North Texas."
Standridge, 40, has more than 17 years of banking experience, which began when he joined BB&T's Leadership Development Program. Prior to being named president of the North Texas Region in 2014, Standridge held market president, regional president and state president roles for the Community Bank in Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., and Atlanta, Ga.
As part of BB&T's Community Banking model, the North Texas Region includes 58 financial centers and serves commercial, real estate and regional corporate banking clients through a local leadership team. BB&T's footprint is made up of 26 autonomous community bank regions – each with its own president – to leverage local market experience and keep decisions local and close to the customer.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with approximately $212.4 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $26.0 billion as of March 31, 2016. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,263 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T has also been named one of the World's Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.
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SOURCE BB&T Corporation