Atlanta Fed Appoints Rogers to Federal Advisory Council

For immediate release: December 20, 2016

William H. Rogers Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks Inc., was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors' Federal Advisory Council (FAC). His term begins Jan. 1, 2017, and ends Dec. 31, 2017.

Rogers has served as chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks Inc. since January 2012. He began his career in 1980 in the commercial banking division of the company. He held senior positions in corporate and commercial banking, corporate finance, retail banking and mortgage prior to being named president in 2008 and chief operating officer in 2010. He was appointed president and chief executive officer in June 2011.

Rogers serves as chair of trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and chair of Achieve Atlanta. He is a member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress and serves on the board of Operation HOPE. Rogers also volunteers on the Georgia State Robinson College of Business board of advisers and the Woodruff Arts Center board of trustees.

Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgia State University.

The Federal Advisory Council is composed of 12 representatives of the banking industry. The council meets several times a year to consult with and advise the Board of Governors on all matters within the board's jurisdiction. Each Reserve Bank chooses one council member to represent its district, and the members elect their own officers.

Contact: Jean Tate 404-498-8035