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Joseph M. Thompson

Joe Thompson is currently the head of Private Wealth Management at SunTrust Banks, Inc. In this role, he has oversight responsibility for Private Wealth Management Markets including Domestic and International Wealth Management, the Sports and Entertainment Banking Group, the Medical Specialty Group. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of SunTrust Investment Services, Inc.

Prior to being named to this position, Thompson was head of Investment Banking and head of Corporate Banking at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH).

He joined STRH in 1991 (then The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc.) and held numerous positions in the Financial Services Group, prior to being named head of Coverage Banking and later head of Investment Banking. His previous experience includes the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

Thompson is a member of the Executive Committee Board of Directors of The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Young Arts Foundation.

He has a B.A. from Williams College and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School.