Vice chairman of board at BBVA Compass appointed to Texas Bankers Association board

-- Executive a member of several financial organizations

-- William C. Helms joined bank in 2003

-- Association was founded in 1885, represents all of the state's banking institutions

Nov 04, 2013, 16:30 ET from BBVA Compass

HOUSTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- William C. Helms, vice chairman of the BBVA Compass board of directors, has been appointed to the Texas Bankers Association's board of directors.

The association has been working to create a dynamic and profitable environment for Texas banks since its founding in 1885. It represents all Texas banking institutions.

Helms joined the bank in 2003 after serving in various leadership roles in the financial industry, including as co-president of Bank of America's private bank. Before stepping up to BBVA Compass' board, Helms led the bank's Wealth Management business, overseeing private banking, asset management, international wealth management, broker-dealer activities and registered investment advisors.

Helms also serves on the board for the Financial Services Roundtable, the American Bankers Association and the McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science. He serves on the Chancellor's Council for the University of Texas System and as an advisory director for the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.

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 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 687 branches, including 351 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 21 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

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