Regions COO John Owen to retire in March 2021

John Owen, chief operating officer at Regions Financial Corp., will retire March 15, 2021, the bank announced Tuesday.

Owen joined Regions in 2007, becoming COO in 2018. As COO, he has led the bank’s enterprise operations, information technology, data and analytics, corporate real estate and procurement, corporate marketing and digital banking groups, as well as the bank’s company-wide continuous improvement initiatives.

“John is a visionary leader who embraces every opportunity to deliver competitive financial services that meet the needs of today’s customers,” said Regions President and CEO John Turner. “Together with the rest of our executive leadership team, John has helped position Regions for long-term growth and continued innovation. He has been on the front lines for our customers, including working tirelessly this year to support our services for people and communities impacted by COVID-19. We wish John all the best as he retires, and we thank him sincerely for his many years of dedicated service.”

Owen has served on the boards of directors for the Birmingham Business Alliance, Innovation Depot and United Way of Central Alabama. He has also been on the advisory board for the UAB Collat School of Business.

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When he retires, Owen’s responsibilities will go to Amala Duggirala, Regions’ chief operations and technology officer; Kate Danella, currently head of strategic planning and consumer bank products and origination partnerships, who will take on the newly created role of chief strategy and client experience officer, and Dave Keenan, now chief human resources officer, who will become chief administrative and human resources officer.

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