Regions Bank hires Lee Byrd as Head of Fraud

Byrd leading enterprise-wide focus to protect customers and the
company from financial fraud

today announced it has hired Lee Byrd as Head of Fraud. In this
newly created role, Byrd will focus on protecting customers and the
company from financial fraud. Byrd will report to Logan Pichel, Head of
Enterprise Operations.

“As the occurrence of fraud rapidly increases throughout the financial
services industry, we are committed to protecting both our customers and
our company from financial losses. As part of this commitment, we are
creating an enterprise singular focus on fraud within Enterprise
Operations,” said Pichel. “Lee has more than 20 years of experience in
corporate security, information technology, and fraud mitigation and he
will bring his extensive background to bear as we continue to strengthen
our efforts to prevent financial crime.”

Byrd joins Regions from BBVA Compass where he was Director of Fraud and
Physical Security. During his 20-year tenure, he also served as Chief
Security Officer and Director of Information Technology. Prior to this,
Byrd held a variety of roles in information technology and business.
Byrd is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Ga., where he earned a
bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.

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


Evelyn Mitchell
News on Twitter: @RegionsNews

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