Kevin P. Lavender

by Justin Cates
Kevin P. Lavender
Executive Vice President & Head of Commercial Banking
Fifth Third Bancorp

Kevin Lavender is Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Banking for Fifth Third Bancorp.

In this role, Kevin is responsible for overseeing the Company’s vertically integrated commercial sales teams, Capital Markets, Specialty Lending and Treasury Management businesses. He also is a member of the Enterprise committee.

Kevin joined Fifth Third in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Head of National Corporate Health care lending. In January 2009, he was named senior vice president and managing director of large corporate and specialized lending, a role in which he oversaw international and large corporate finance in addition to national health care finance. He most recently served as head of corporate banking.

Before joining Fifth Third, Kevin served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, responsible for overseeing all Tennessee-chartered depository and non-depository financial institutions.

Kevin served as chairman of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. and continues as a member of its board. He also serves on the Nashville City Club board.

Kevin earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Finance from the University of Georgia.

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