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L. Allison Dukes

Allison Dukes was named chief financial officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., effective March 31, 2018. She oversees all corporate finance functions, including corporate development, corporate tax, corporate real estate, strategic planning, investor relations and treasury.

Most recently, Dukes served as head of Commercial & Business Banking for SunTrust, responsible for the line of business across all geographic divisions. This included SunTrust’s industry specialties and coordinating the delivery of investment banking and capital markets capabilities offered by SunTrust Robinson Humphrey to commercial banking clients.

Previously, she served as president and CEO of the Atlanta Division of SunTrust. Dukes also held leadership positions in corporate and investment banking, finance, and private wealth management, including managing director and head of syndicated finance originations for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, chief financial officer of consumer banking and private wealth management, and co-head of private wealth management.

Dukes began her career at SunTrust in 1997 in the corporate banking training program, and rejoined the company in 2002, after serving two years as director of finance at Axiom Global, Inc. in New York.   

She serves on the board of directors for Haverty Furniture Companies Inc. An active member of the Atlanta community, Dukes is on the boards of Junior Achievement of Georgia, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Atlanta History Center, and the Finance Committee of The Westminster Schools.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.


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