Regions Bank announced it has appointed Leroy Abrahams Head of Community.
Community Affairs is a new department that brings together the Regions Financial Corporation Foundation with the company’s Community Relations, Community Development, Philanthropy, and Corporate Social Responsibility areas to further strengthen the bank’s community support efforts. Abrahams will report to Keith Herron, head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement.
“Leroy’s passion for helping others, his experience engaging with community partners at the grassroots level and a reputation for thoughtful leadership make him an outstanding choice to lead Regions’ expanded Community Affairs efforts,” said John Turner, Regions President and CEO. “Under Leroy’s leadership, Regions will build upon existing programs that benefit communities and broaden the reach of our foundation.”
Regions has a long tradition of supporting communities through volunteer service, nonprofit partnerships, and philanthropy. In December 2017, Regions further invested in its capacity to provide financial support for deserving community programs by contributing $40 million to the Regions Financial Corporation Foundation.
As Regions builds upon its legacy of community support, the company has identified three priorities to guide its community investment efforts and philanthropy going forward:
- Economic and Community Development
- Education and Workforce Readiness
- Financial Wellness
By focusing on these priorities, Regions will help foster an environment of inclusive prosperity and create shared value for customers, communities, associates, and shareholders.
“As a financial services company, Regions has a unique opportunity to promote economic and financial health throughout the communities we serve,” said Abrahams. “By investing our expertise, our volunteer time and our financial resources in programs that are making a meaningful difference, we can help improve the quality of life and strengthen our communities as a whole.”