William H. Rogers, Jr.
William H. Rogers, Jr. (Bill) is chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., one of the nation’s largest financial services companies serving 4.6 million households and business clients.
SunTrust operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states, along with a full array of 24-hour digital channels. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. The company serves clients nationally in selected businesses, including corporate and investment banking, mortgage, private wealth management and consumer lending. Through its various subsidiaries, the company also offers asset management, securities brokerage and capital market services. As a purpose-driven company dedicated to Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being, SunTrust is leading a movement to inspire Americans to gain financial confidence, offering tools and resources through onUp.com.
Rogers began his career in 1980, joining the commercial banking division of the company. He held increasingly senior positions in corporate and commercial banking, corporate finance, retail banking and mortgage, prior to being named president in 2008 and chief operating officer in 2010. He was appointed president and CEO in June 2011 and became chairman and CEO in January 2012.
Since taking the CEO post, Rogers has led a significant transformation of the company, building upon its client-first culture and increasing focus on operating returns and efficiency. Under his leadership, SunTrust has improved its adjusted tangible efficiency ratio from 72 percent to below 63 percent, and more than doubled the return on average tangible common equity.
Rogers is a champion for the company’s philanthropy and volunteerism. He serves on a number of local and national organizations. He is currently chair of trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and chair of Achieve Atlanta. He is a member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress and serves on the board of Operation HOPE. In addition, he volunteers on the Georgia State Robinson College of Business board of advisors and the Woodruff Arts Center board of trustees. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
A native of North Carolina, Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgia State University.