Daily News: January 29, 2014

SunTrust Hires Industry Veteran as MD

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey (STRH) announced the addition of a key industry veteran to its Charlotte-based Mid-Atlantic Corporate Banking team. Ken Harris joined as a managing director after more than 35 years with Wells Fargo and Wachovia. He joins Jenna Kelly, who returned to STRH in September 2013 from Fifth Third, and Paul Keller, who joined STRH in December 2013 after more than 25 years with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessors.

“We are proud and excited to welcome Ken Harris to SunTrust Robinson Humphrey,” said Jason Cagle, head of Mid-Atlantic Corporate Banking Division. “Ken, Jenna and Paul are highly-respected bankers and key hires for STRH in Charlotte as we continue to build our Corporate Banking capabilities in the high opportunity growth area of the Carolinas.”

Harris was responsible for new business development and middle-market relationship management in the Charlotte metro area at Wells Fargo. At STRH, he will jointly cover the greater Charlotte metro area with Kelly. He will also have responsibility for South Carolina and West Virginia. In addition to metro Charlotte, Kelly covers the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) and Triad (Greensboro-Highpoint-Winston Salem). She previously worked for STRH in Atlanta and Charlotte from 1993 to 2010. Keller serves as senior credit officer for the entire Mid-Atlantic Corporate Banking division.

The Mid-Atlantic Corporate Banking Division is based in Charlotte and covers Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the Carolinas, and includes offices in Richmond, Norfolk and Baltimore. In 2012, STRH also extended its reach to middle-market businesses and corporate clients in the Southwest, West and Midwest with new Corporate Banking offices and key personnel additions in Dallas, San Francisco and Chicago.