Fifth Third Bancorp named Eric Smith regional president of Fifth Third Bank in Chicago.

Smith joined as market president of Fifth Third Bank last fall, with a focus on driving the bank’s growth in credit, treasury management services, capital markets and corporate advisory solutions. In his expanded role, Smith will oversee Fifth Third’s Commercial and Wealth and Asset Management businesses, as well as lead strategic growth across all lines of business for the entire Chicago region.

Smith joined Fifth Third from JP Morgan Chase, where he most recently served as chief financial officer of Middle Market Banking.

He will report to Steve Alonso, group regional president.

“Over the last year, Eric has played a key leadership role in shaping our overall business strategy for the Chicago region,” said Lars Anderson, chief operating officer of Fifth Third Bancorp. “He has played an instrumental role in building out the leadership team and leading business development efforts, while maintaining a high level of civic engagement.”

Bob Sullivan, who has served as regional president since 2011, will become regional chairman.