Donta' Wilson is today one of very few African-American leaders in the nation that now counts himself amongst the Executive Management Team of a major top 100 bank in America. And the Operation HOPE family are very proud of him, starting with myself. In Wilson’s new role as chief experience officer, he will work to enhance the company’s enterprise sales and client service performance. He will be responsible for corporate marketing, brand advertising, social media strategy, corporate communications. CRA and community development and multicultural banking. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, and began working for BB&T in 1995 in bank operations. Eventually, he served in several business development, lending and management roles in retail and commercial banking. Wilson held area executive, regional president and state president roles in Community Bank. BB&T Bank's CEO Kelly King said this about his recent decision to elevate Wilson and two other executives, including Jim Godwin, Brant Standridge and Dontá Wilson, “With these additions to our executive management team, I'm more excited than ever to work alongside our 37,000 associates helping our clients improve their financial lives," King said. "While I plan to remain in this role for the foreseeable future, I also believe, with a proven succession plan in place, our company is well positioned for the next leadership transition." Read the full announcement here. This is the Silver Rights Movement. Let's go... John Hope Bryant
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