BBVA Compass welcomes Rock 105.9 station manager to Calhoun County advisory board

- Chris Wright brings local expertise to the bank's board

- Radio station manager serves on board of several civic groups

Jun 26, 2014, 18:21 ET from BBVA Compass

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass has named radio personality Chris Wright as the newest member of its Calhoun County advisory board.

Wright is the station manager for Rock 105.9 WKLS-FM in the Alabama cities of Anniston and Gadsden.

"Chris talks to people in the community every day and knows about their concerns," said Sonde Coleman, BBVA Compass' Calhoun County market president. "He will be part of an accomplished team, and his perspective and expertise will complement it well."

Wright joins local retailers William (Bill) Wakefield and Charles William (Bill) Newman on the advisory board.

He has served on the board of several civic organizations, including the Calhoun County Crime Stoppers, and was past president of the American Cancer Society's leadership council.

Wright earned his bachelor's degree in theater from Jacksonville State University.                                                                   

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