Columbia Business School Dean Glenn Hubbard to headline BBVA Compass Economic Forums

- Former economic adviser to both Bush presidents to speak to bank's clients in 4 cities

- Hubbard adds name to list of star power headliners for a second year

Aug 31, 2015, 16:53 ET from BBVA Compass

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HOUSTON, Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Glenn Hubbard, former economic adviser to both Bush presidents and current dean of Columbia Business School, will headline this fall's BBVA Compass Economic Forums, where he'll offer his insight on the day's most pressing financial issues in the U.S. and abroad.

The series of economic discussions with Hubbard and the bank's clients include stops in Austin, Texas (Sept. 1) before also stopping in San Antonio (Sept. 1) and Denver (Sept. 24). The fourth city on the tour will be announced soon. The forums, which previously have featured Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and former U.S. President George W. Bush, as well as Hubbard in 2014, are an extension of the bank's efforts to team with individuals and organizations that can offer expertise to the bank's clients in a useful and sophisticated way.

"Glenn Hubbard has had a major influence on U.S. economic and tax policies over the last 20 years," said BBVA Compass Chairman and CEO Manolo Sanchez. "He's also an educator, with a gift for bringing his astonishing range of knowledge to people in ways that they can truly learn from and understand. This will be an invaluable experience for our clients."

The bank, which is based in the Sunbelt and has operations in more than 100 cities, launched its popular economic forum series in late 2012. In addition to Bush and Wozniak, headliners have included former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers; Erskine Bowles, the White House chief of staff under former President Bill Clinton; and former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson, Bowles' Republican co-chair on President Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Hubbard is the former chairman of the Council on Economic Advisers under George W. Bush and the deputy assistant secretary of treasury under George H. W. Bush. He has been dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Business since 2004. His commentaries regularly appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times and the Washington Post, among others, as well as on television and radio.

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 www.bbva.com.

About BBVA Compass BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 672 branches, including 341 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 62 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 (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration, and its mobile app recently earned the Mobile Banking Leader in Functionality Award for the second consecutive year from Javelin Strategy & Research. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com

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

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