BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rachel Bryant, head of Market, Liquidity, Capital and Strategic Risk Management for Regions Bank, has been named a Most Powerful Women in Banking: Next award recipient by American Banker.
The inaugural award recognizes 15 high-achieving women 40 years of age and younger, each with accomplishments and influence that set them apart. Award recipients will be honored at a luncheon May 22 in New York City during American Banker’s annual Most Powerful Women in Banking LEAD conference and are featured in American Banker magazine.
“Rachel is a strategic and enthusiastic leader who has made significant contributions to Regions’ risk management and capital management capabilities and she is extremely deserving of this recognition,” said Matt Lusco, Chief Risk Officer for Regions Financial. “In addition to fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration within her department, Rachel launched a program to mentor other talented associates, particularly women in quantitative roles who have traditionally been underrepresented in business, with a goal of developing the next generation of leaders at Regions.”
All award recipients were nominated by their managers and mentors. Bryant’s supervisor, Martha Raber, Executive Vice President, Managing Director, and head of Financial Risk for Regions, describes Bryant as, “a dynamo of energy, always looking to move the needle forward on any issue confronting her.”
“Rachel’s efforts have resulted in significantly strengthening and improving Regions’ ability to chart a prudent, sustainable and profitable course that better allows the bank to meet its strategic objectives for its clients, investors and the communities in which it operates,” said Raber. “As a result, Regions has much deeper insights into its capital and funding requirements and a stronger risk framework through the predictive measures and tolerances now in place.”
Bryant currently leads several risk functions at Regions. She works with business line executives to identify and resolve risk concerns and regularly advises the Chief Risk Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on enterprise-wide risk exposures and other relevant issues.
“It is an honor to be recognized among such an accomplished group of women,” said Bryant. “‘Build the Best Team’ is one of Regions’ strategic priorities, and I’m grateful to mentors who invest their time and energy into developing people. I’m also excited to represent my team. Truly, none of us achieves anything alone, and I share this recognition with them.”
Bryant joined Regions in 2015 to lead the company’s capital planning process and its Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) submission to the Federal Reserve. Before joining Regions, Bryant held several roles with the Federal Reserve beginning in 2011, including leadership and examiner roles at the Richmond Fed and the Atlanta Fed in the capital markets space. Earlier in her career, she worked in trading and quantitative analytics roles with companies providing asset management and risk solutions. She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Finance. She holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM) designations and authored a book on the CFA Program. Bryant currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Atlanta.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $129 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, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest, and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.