CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bancorp (Nasdaq: FITB) announced today that Christopher J. Bell has been named president of insurance services, reporting directly to Brian Lamb, executive vice president and head of Wealth & Asset Management.
Bell joined Fifth Third Bank in 1998 and has served in a number of key leadership positions within the Wealth & Asset Management division. Most recently, he served as head of business operations and strategy.
“Chris has been an integral part of our Wealth & Asset Management leadership team and, in addition to a proven track record of success, he understands the industry and the opportunity that insurance solutions represents for clients,” said Lamb. “Chris has also led several insurance and wealth acquisitions. This experience makes him a terrific choice as we look to grow the business.”
As head of insurance services, Bell will be responsible for developing and leading a comprehensive insurance strategy across Fifth Third, which includes evaluating opportunities to enhance the Bank’s insurance offerings and seeking out growth and expansion opportunities.
Reporting to Bell will be John Neace and Don Thompson, formerly of Epic Insurance Solutions, and Mike McGraw, formerly of R.G. McGraw Insurance Agency. Fifth Third acquired both of these firms in 2017.
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of Dec. 31, 2017, the Company had $142 billion in assets and operated 1,154 full-service Banking Centers and 2,469 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to more than 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Dec. 31, 2017, had $362 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Member FDIC.