Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BB&T names new president

Winston-Salem BB&T Corp. said Wednesday its former head of community banking for the Charlotte region has been named president of the holding company's banking subsidiary.

Ricky Brown's appointment to president of Branch Banking and Trust Co. is effective immediately, the company said.

He replaces Rob Greene, who retired this year after serving as president since BB&T's 1995 merger with Winston-Salem's Southern National Corp.

Brown joined BB&T in 1977. He has held various positions within the company, including regional president for the Charlotte metropolitan area.

Since 2004, Brown has served as president of community banking for BB&T Corp., a position he will continue to hold, the company said.

Brown reports to BB&T Corp. CEO Kelly King.

"I am pleased the board is recognizing Ricky's superior leadership and 37 years of outstanding performance with this well-deserved promotion," King said in a statement.