Regions Bank’s Rachel Bryant recognized by American Banker among emerging women in leadership in financial services

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rachel Bryant, head of Market, Liquidity, Capital and Strategic Risk
Management for Regions
, has been named a Most Powerful Women in Banking: Next award
recipient by American Banker.

The inaugural award recognizes 15 high-achieving women 40 years of age
and younger, each with accomplishments and influence that set them
apart. Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon May 22 in New York
City during American Banker’s annual Most Powerful Women in Banking LEAD
conference and are featured in American Banker magazine.

“Rachel is a strategic and enthusiastic leader who has made significant
contributions to Regions’ risk management and capital management
capabilities and she is extremely deserving of this recognition,” said
Matt Lusco, Chief Risk Officer for Regions Financial. “In addition to
fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration within her
department, Rachel launched a program to mentor other talented
associates, particularly women in quantitative roles who have
traditionally been underrepresented in business, with a goal of
developing the next generation of leaders at Regions.”

All award recipients were nominated by their managers and mentors.
Bryant’s supervisor, Martha Raber, Executive Vice President, Managing
Director, and head of Financial Risk for Regions, describes Bryant as,
“a dynamo of energy, always looking to move the needle forward on any
issue confronting her.”

“Rachel’s efforts have resulted in significantly strengthening and
improving Regions’ ability to chart a prudent, sustainable and
profitable course that better allows the bank to meet its strategic
objectives for its clients, investors and the communities in which it
operates,” said Raber. “As a result, Regions has much deeper insights
into its capital and funding requirements and a stronger risk framework
through the predictive measures and tolerances now in place.”

Bryant currently leads several risk functions at Regions. She works with
business line executives to identify and resolve risk concerns and
regularly advises the Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer and
Treasurer on enterprise-wide risk exposures and other relevant issues.

“It is an honor to be recognized among such an accomplished group of
women,” said Bryant. “‘Build the Best Team’ is one of Regions’ strategic
priorities, and I’m grateful to mentors who invest their time and energy
into developing people. I’m also excited to represent my team. Truly,
none of us achieves anything alone, and I share this recognition with

Bryant joined Regions in 2015 to lead the company’s capital planning
process and its Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR)
submission to the Federal Reserve. Before joining Regions, Bryant held
several roles with the Federal Reserve beginning in 2011, including
leadership and examiner roles at the Richmond Fed and the Atlanta Fed in
the capital markets space. Earlier in her career, she worked in trading
and quantitative analytics roles with companies providing asset
management and risk solutions. She graduated from the Georgia Institute
of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a
concentration in Finance. She holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst
(CFA) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designations and authored a
book on the CFA Program. Bryant currently serves on the Board of
Directors for the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association
and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Atlanta.

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $129 billion in assets, is
a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest
full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth
management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers
across the South, Midwest, and Texas, and through its subsidiary,
Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000
ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products
and services can be found at


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