HOPE is pleased to announce that Mr. Bill Rogers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc. will be joining us as a featured speaker at theHOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, November 14-15, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Rogers' history with HOPE represents a long lasting commitment and dedication to financial dignity. SunTrust's $1 million commitment to support the HOPE Financial Dignity Center at Ebenezer is only a highlight of their strong commitment to the spread of financial literacy on a global level. in November, 2012.
Rogers has played a critical role bringing our Chairman, John Hope Bryant, together with today's leaders to establish a collective vision for the collaborative impulse for corporate resposibility and global financial dignity. On a policy level, Rogers has served as an advocate for political response to our current financial literacy crisis, emphasizing its fundamental role in shaping the future of the U.S. economy.
Mr. William H. Rogers, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Banks Inc. He has been a director since 2011 and has served as Chairman of Board since January 1, 2012. He was named Chief Executive Officer in June 2011 after having served as Chief Operating Officer since November 2010 and President since December 2008. Mr. Rogers began his career in 1980 in the commercial bank training program of Trust Company of Georgia, a SunTrust predecessor company. He is a member of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Books-a-Million, Inc. Mr. Rogers earned an MBA from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is on the board of directors and executive committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and serves as a Trustee Emeritus of The Lovett School and on the board, audit committee and compensation committee of Books-a-Million, Inc.