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Hugh S. (Beau) Cummins, III

Hugh S. (“Beau”) Cummins, III was appointed commercial & business banking executive in June 2013.  The position includes oversight for SunTrust's geographic leadership of 12 division and region presidents.

Cummins most recently served as chairman, president & chief executive officer of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH), the corporate and investment banking division of SunTrust Banks, Inc. 

STRH delivers strategic advice, capital raising and risk management solutions to thousands of corporate clients in a variety of industries and across a national corporate banking franchise.

Before joining SunTrust in 2005, Cummins held numerous leadership positions with Bank of America including global head of investment grade origination, global head of foreign exchange and co-head of global interest rate and commodity derivative sales. He began his investment banking career at Citibank in its Global Derivative Products business.

Cummins serves on the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and is a trustee of YoungArts. He is a past chairman of the board of trustees of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, and a two-term past member of the Business Advisory Council at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. He also previously served as a board member of the ABA Securities Association and is a past member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Foreign Exchange Committee.

Cummins earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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