Rosen will oversee government lending programs across the 16 states Regions serves and will be the bank’s liaison to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and various Certified Development Companies (CDCs). He will report to Lynetta Steed, head of Business and Community Banking.
“Government guaranteed loans are important tools to support economic development, job creation and small business growth, which are critical to a sustained economic recovery,” said Steed. “Regions has a long history of supporting small businesses, and under Jeff’s leadership Regions will expand our strong emphasis on government guaranty lending to help communities and small businesses succeed.”
Rosen has more than 25 years of experience in financial services with a focus on serving small business clients. He joins Regions Bank from Rosen Advisors, LLC, a consulting practice serving the retail and commercial banking industry. Prior to this Rosen held business banking leadership roles at both Huntington Bank and U.S. Bank, most recently serving as executive vice president, Business Banking Director for Huntington Bank.
Rosen earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and is a graduate of the Consumer Bankers Association Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Virginia. He is former chair of the Consumer Bankers Association Small Business Committee.
“Regions Bank has demonstrated a strong commitment to meeting the needs of small business clients by providing expertise and access to capital through both traditional loans and government guaranteed loan opportunities,” said Rosen. “I'm looking forward to partnering with our bankers and communities across all of the markets we serve to help small businesses grow and prosper.”
Regions is a member of the SBA’s Preferred Lender Program and provides government guaranteed loans through dedicated relationship managers and through the bank’s network of approximately 1,700 branches.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $122 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,100 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.