The late former Wachovia Corp. CEO John Medlin has been honored by the N.C. Bar Association for his contributions to the justice system.
He was best known, of course, as the man who steered the bank from a regionally-focused institution to the 20th-largest bank in the country while CEO from 1977 to 1993. Former colleagues described him as a "legendary banker and an icon" as they reflected on his death in death in June.
But Medlin also led the Commission for the Future of Justice and the Courts in North Carolina, a 27-member panel of business, legal and community leaders brought together to help improve the justice system in the state.
He will be the first person to be honored with an award that will bear his name. The John G. Medlin Jr. Award will recognize non-lawyers who contribute to the justice system.
|From left: Stan Kelly, Wells Fargo Carolinas regional president; David Booth, Wells market president for Cary; Jack Clayton, Wells regional president for the Triangle, and Allan Head, executive director of the N.C. Bar Association.|