BBVA Compass welcomes new member to its Fort Payne advisory board

-Dr. Sanjeev Saxena is an expert in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease

-Medical expertise and business background will help bank serve health care industry

Jun 10, 2014, 16:56 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass named Dr. Sanjeev Saxena to its advisory board in Fort Payne, Ala., to help support the bank's business and development efforts.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Saxena join our board as his vision aligns with the bank's efforts to make Fort Payne a better place to live and work," said Todd O'Brien, BBVA Compass' Gadsden and Fort Payne market president. "Health care is one of the industries in which we specialize, and his expertise in the medical field will help us understand more about that sector's financial needs and allow us to respond to market demands more swiftly."

Saxena is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in cardiovascular disease. He has taught medical students at the University of Miami, Miami Dade College and Penn State University. Saxena graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science. He received his doctorate in medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Penn State University. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Miami and he earned a Master's in Business Administration from Auburn University.

Saxena has lived in Fort Payne for the past decade and supports several local charities, including the American Red Cross as well as schools and animal shelters.

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

About BBVA Compass

BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 684 branches, including 352 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. 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 (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration and was recently awarded the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting

Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, Member FDIC.