Daily News: June 28, 2019

Regions Bank Reorganizes Executive Team


Regions Bank has expanded the roles of executives Kate Danella, Logan Pichel and Amala Duggirala.

Danella’s role as head of Strategic Planning will be expanded to include responsibility for all Consumer Banking Group products and origination partnerships, including the Consumer Banking Group business strategy, product development and management, and overseeing fintech partnerships for lending and payments. The Consumer Banking Group represents 4.3 million retail and small business households, more than $30 billion in consumer loans, and over $59 billion in consumer deposits.

Pichel will move from his role as head of Enterprise Operations into the Finance group. He will be head of Corporate Development – Financial Planning and Analysis, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Amala Duggirala’s role as enterprise chief information officer has been expanded to include Enterprise Operations. As the head of Operations and Technology, Duggirala will lead a team focused on enhancing Regions’ technology capabilities and operations to make banking easier for customers.

President and CEO John Turner said, “Kate, Logan, and Amala are all outstanding leaders who have contributed greatly to Regions’ success. They bring a diversity of experience and a record of innovation to their new roles as well as a shared enthusiasm for meeting customer needs. These leadership appointments demonstrate our dedication to building the best team and our commitment to continuous improvement throughout the organization.”

Pichel leads a team responsible for evaluating opportunities that drive efficient capital allocation including both organic growth and acquisitions Pichel joined Regions Bank in 2005 and most recently served as head of Enterprise Operations. Previously he served as head of Regions Consumer Lending and National Production Manager for Regions Mortgage. Prior to joining Regions, Pichel served as the head of Retail Delivery for Citizens Bank in Flint, MI where he was responsible for the entire branch network. He previously served M&T Bank in various positions in the mortgage and retail bank lines of business. He began his career as a financial analyst with General Motors.

Danella joined Regions in 2015 as the Wealth Strategy and Effectiveness executive. Prior to joining Regions, Danella served for 13 years as vice president for Capital Group Companies, a global wealth management organization managing more than $1.4 trillion in assets. Danella earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and English from

Duggirala has responsibility for Application Development, Corporate Computing, Information Security, and Information Technology Governance, as well as Deposit Operations, Payment Operations, Fraud and Cash Operations, Card and ATM Operations, Loan Operations, Collections, and the Contact Center. Duggirala joined Regions in 2017 as enterprise chief information officer. Prior to joining Regions, she served as chief technology officer at Kabbage and executive vice president of Global Software Development and Implementation Services at ACI Worldwide. Duggirala began her career as an engineer in telecommunications for Century Link and British Telecom where she held a variety of leadership positions.