Scott Stanzel joined Truist as executive vice president and chief communications officer, effective Oct. 1, 2022. Stanzel will report to chief legal officer and head of public affairs Ellen Fitzsimmons and will lead the bank’s corporate communications function, overseeing internal and external communications from the bank’s Charlotte, NC, headquarters.

“Scott is a forward-thinking, compelling leader with an extensive banking, technology and public sector background. His experience and insights will immediately help Truist even more constructively and impactfully engage our numerous stakeholders,” Fitzsimmons said. “Transparent, accountable, actionable and timely communication is critical to advancing Truist’s purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities, and we look forward to the expertise and contributions Scott will bring to our team. Additionally, we are deeply grateful to Brian Davis for his service as head of communications and pleased he will be taking on a new role at Truist, which will be announced soon.”

Stanzel brings decades of corporate communications, public sector and leadership experience. He most recently served as managing vice president for corporate communications at Capital One . Before joining Capital One, he served in communications roles at Amazon and Microsoft. Previously, Stanzel served as deputy White House press secretary during the George W. Bush administration.

“Truist is purpose-built for the banking needs of consumers and businesses and is extremely well positioned in the marketplace as a top 10 U.S. bank. I am honored to join Truist and lead a growing communications team that provides confidence to our clients and inspiration to our teammates at a time of transformational change in the industry and economy,” said Stanzel.