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Jerome T. Lienhard, II

Jerome Lienhard has been named chief risk officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., effective November 1, 2015. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s risk discipline including market, operational, credit, compliance, and technology risk, and oversees the risk review assurance function, and portfolio risk analytics and modeling.   

Prior to being named to this position, Lienhard served as president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. Lienhard joined SunTrust Bank in 2006 as senior vice president and treasurer responsible for funding, treasury operations, portfolio management and asset liability management. Prior to joining SunTrust, he was senior vice president and treasurer for Freddie Mac. He joined Freddie Mac after an eighteen-year career with Toyota, his last role being corporate treasury manager for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation.

Lienhard earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in International Finance from the University of Southern California. He currently chairs Housing Policy of the Financial Services Roundtable. He is a board member of the Virginia Council of Economic Education and a Trustee of Virginia Union University.

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