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Hugh S. (Beau) Cummins, III

Hugh S. ("Beau") Cummins, III is corporate executive vice president and co-chief operating officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc. He leads the Wholesale Segment comprised of the following lines of business: Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial & Business Banking and Commercial Real Estate, along with Treasury & Payment Solutions. He also oversees the company's Enterprise Efficiency Office and Procurement.

Previously, Cummins served as the commercial and business banking executive from June 2013 to April 2017 with responsibilities for vision, strategy and execution. Cummins served as chairman, president & chief executive officer of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH), the corporate and investment banking division of SunTrust, from 2008-2013 delivering 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 as head of debt capital markets, 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 SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the finance committee for the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, and the Owen board of visitors at Vanderbilt University. He is a past chairman of the board of trustees of the Fine Arts League of the Carolinas, and formerly on the board of trustees for YoungArts in Miami, FL. Cummins also served as a board member of ABA Securities Association, and is a past member of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Foreign Exchange Committee. He is also a two-term, past member of the Business Advisory Council at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.

Cummins earned a bachelor’s degree 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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