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Jobs Bulletin: Truist Banking Chief to Retire

Plus: New chief risk officer at MUFG and CEO at State Employers’ Credit Union

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Jobs Bulletin: Truist Banking Chief to Retire

Truist – Christopher Henson has announced his intention to retire in September as head of banking at Truist after more than 36 years of service.

Before his current role, Henson served in multiple roles for Truist’s predecessor BB&T, including as the corporation’s president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, after joining BB&T’s executive management team in 2004.

The firm has yet to announce who will succeed Henson as head of banking.

MUFG – Brian Gunn has been named chief risk officer for MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its banking subsidiary, MUFG Union Bank. Gunn succeeds Donna Dellosso, who announced her decision to retire in May.

Gunn has 25 years of experience in risk management at financial institutions including Santander, Ally Financial, and GE Money Canada.

Kevin Cronan, president and CEO of MUFG, said: “Brian stood out given his extensive experience working in structurally complex organisations and highly regulated environments, as well as his vast knowledge of the material risk disciplines.”

State Employees’ Credit Union – The North Carolina-based credit union has announced Jim Hayes as president and CEO, succeeding Mike Lord. Hayes is the current president and CEO of Andrews Federal Credit Union, where he has previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will assume his new role at SECU with effect from September 1, 2021.

Hayes previously held management positions at Western Corporate Federal Credit Union and has worked for the National Credit Union Administration.

Illinois Bankers Association– Illinois Bankers Association has announced the election of a new chair, Michelle Gross, during the organisation’s annual conference.

Gross is chief operating officer, information systems officer and a director at the State Bank of Bement. She has also been the firm’s community bank president since 2017.

United Community Banks – The $18.9 billion banking group has appointed Jennifer Bazante to its board. She has been chief marketing officer of Humana, a health insurance company, since 2019 and has more than 25 years of experience, including roles at Visa and Colgate-Palmolive.

Lynn Harton, chairman and CEO of United Community Banks, said Bazante’s “insights into customer experience and digital transformation will be particularly helpful to our team as our business continues to evolve”.

Friendly Hills Bank – The Californian bank has appointed two additional directors since its last annual meeting of shareholders. Mercedes Broening and Jacqueline DuPont, both residents of California, were appointed to the board in June of this year.

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