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Thomas E. Freeman

Tom Freeman is the consumer banking & private wealth management executive at SunTrust Banks, Inc., effective November 1, 2015. In this role, Freeman will oversee SunTrust’s consumer lending, branch banking, private wealth management, investment, consumer product and credit card businesses, which serve nearly five million consumers.

Previously, Freeman served as SunTrust’s chief risk officer, a position he held for almost 10 years. Prior to joining SunTrust in 2006 as executive vice president and chief credit officer, Freeman was a principal at KPMG. In that role, he was responsible for providing credit risk and other advisory services to a variety of clients including large commercial banks. He joined KPMG in 2004 after a 14-year career at Fleet Boston Financial and its predecessors, where he held a series of increasingly responsible positions including: managing director, corporate strategy and development; consumer lending executive credit officer; director of portfolio management; and corporate vice president, commercial real estate. He began his career with Citibank in 1975 as a bank trainee, progressing to area manager in Houston in 1985, and regional credit officer in 1988.

Freeman earned an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and graduated, cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Providence College.  He is a member of the board of directors of the Risk Management Association.

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