John Barton will retire from Regions Bank and will be succeeded as head of the Healthcare Specialized Industry Group by Mike Mauldin.

Mauldin joined Regions in 2016 as managing director of the Healthcare Group. His experience includes more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, including leadership and executive roles with various healthcare providers, health systems and healthcare consultants.

“Regions is fortunate to have the depth of experience and talent that we have within our Specialized Industries teams, and we are delighted to have Mike lead the Healthcare Group,” said Ward Cheatham, head of Corporate Banking at Regions. “We’re confident that Mike’s expansive experience within this space and the foundation he has established at Regions will result in continued success for our healthcare banking team and the clients we serve.”

Barton joined Regions in 2009 and has been instrumental in expanding the bank’s Specialized Industries unit, including the Healthcare Group.

“John’s leadership has helped enhance and diversify our capabilities to meet client needs, including the recent addition of a Seniors Housing team to our healthcare practice, and his strategic impact will be long lasting,” said Cheatham. “We have deep gratitude for the contributions John has made to both Regions and the corporate bank and wish him well in his retirement.”

Barton’s accomplishments at Regions are wide-ranging, from building a talented team to establishing solid, long-term client relationships. Barton will remain with Regions until the end of 2019 to help ensure a smooth leadership transition for associates and clients.