HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cadence Bank is thrilled to announce Myra Caldwell as its first Chief Diversity Officer (CDO).
Caldwell is a strong leader who has been with Cadence for more than nine years. Most recently, she led a diverse team of associates in the bank’s Treasury Management and Deposit Operations department. She brings extensive experience leading change through 14 bank mergers, department reorganizations, and broad-based system and process improvements.
“At Cadence, diversity, equity and inclusion are more than just words – they are values that are deeply ingrained in our culture and intentionally fused into our strategic priorities,” said Paul Murphy, chairman and CEO of Cadence Bancorporation. “Myra’s passion for change and diversity in all aspects of life make her well suited to take on this inaugural position. We’re honored that she will help us be the change we want to see in the world. Myra is motivated, and she gets things done.”
As CDO, Caldwell will proactively develop the vision, mission and strategic plan for Cadence’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) program, with a focus on its current and future employees and vendor relationships, and by working with local leaders and community organizations that seek to bring attention to social justice, human rights, civil rights, equity and inclusion. Caldwell also will chair the bank’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council, comprised of a multicultural group of employees from across the organization.
Currently, Caldwell serves on the Houston Area Urban League Board and is a member of the Society for Diversity, NAACP and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She formerly served as vice president of the Houston Urban Bankers Board and as chair and co-chair for Cadence’s United Way of Greater Houston campaign.
“I am honored and excited about this opportunity with Cadence. Our core values – Embrace We, Do Right, Own It and Fresh Thinking – will guide us in executing programs that will not only further embrace our diverse perspectives, but also drive meaningful and effective change in the DE&I space,” Caldwell stated.
To read more on Cadence’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion statement, visit cadencebank.com.
About Cadence Bank
Cadence Bank is a leading regional banking franchise with $18.9 billion in assets as of June 30, 2020, and 98 branch locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 132 years of financial expertise, Cadence provides corporations, middle-market companies, small businesses and consumers with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, personal and business insurance, consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Clients have access to leading-edge online and mobile solutions, interactive teller machines, and more than 55,000 ATMs. The Cadence team of 1,800 associates is committed to exceeding customer expectations and helping their clients succeed financially. Cadence Bank, N.A. is a subsidiary of Cadence Bancorporation (NYSE: CADE). For additional information, visit cadencebank.com. Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS#525022.