BB&T recently named Jim Godwin, Brant Standridge and Dontá Wilson to its executive management team, which sets up policy and direction for the corporations. The three promotions will be effective Aug. 1, 2016.
"As outstanding leaders with proven track records, Jim, Brant, and Dontá are excellent additions to our executive management team," BB&T Chairman and CEO Kelly King said.
"Jim will support Chief Risk Officer Clarke Starnes with effective risk management practices, building on our team's commitment to the long-term strength and stability of BB&T,” King said. “Brant will support our successful diversification strategy, leading the array of businesses included in the specialized lending and dealer financial services segments, and Dontá is well-suited to build upon our 144-year-old history of serving clients in an exceptional way."
In his new position as deputy chief risk officer, Godwin will be responsible for supporting the chief risk officer ensure that BB&T has a comprehensive and effective risk framework.
Godwin began his 20-year banking career as part of BB&T’s leadership development program in 1996, where he eventually held roles such as regional financial analyst, business services officer, credit analysis manager, senior credit officer and regional loan administrator. In May 2009 he was named credit risk review manager, and in September 2012 he became the chief operational risk officer.
In Standridge’s new role in executive management as the group manager, he will be responsible for the management and integration of BB&T’s specialized lending businesses such as Insurance Premium Finance, Equipment Finance, Governmental Finance, Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, Regional Acceptance, Sheffield Financial and Dealer Financial Services.
Standridge has more than 17 years of banking experience, and began with BB&T’s leadership development program in 1998. His career includes stints as a credit analyst and several retail and commercial sales management roles. Standridge held different roles such as market president, regional president and state president in Community Bank.
In Wilson’s new role as chief experience officer, he will work to enhance the company’s enterprise sales and client service performance. He will be responsible for corporate marketing, brand advertising, social media strategy, corporate communications. CRA and community development and multicultural banking.
Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, and began working for BB&T in 1995 in bank operations. Eventually, he served in several business development, lending and management roles in retail and commercial banking. Wilson held area executive, regional president and state president roles in Community Bank.
“With these additions to our executive management team, I'm more excited than ever to work alongside our 37,000 associates helping our clients improve their financial lives," King said. "While I plan to remain in this role for the foreseeable future, I also believe, with a proven succession plan in place, our company is well positioned for the next leadership transition."