Main Street Member: Regions Bank, 540 Main Street
Your Name and Title: Walt Stephens Market Executive/President
Who started Regions Bank and when? Today’s Regions, started as three small community banks in three separate Alabama towns, shortly after the state entered the Union. The First National Bank of Huntsville started in 1835, First National Bank of Montgomery (which would form the core of Regions Bank) started in 1871 shortly after the Civil War, and Exchange Bank in Birmingham opened their doors in 1928.
Locally, Regions began as First National Bank of Greenville in 1887, the first federally chartered bank in Washington County.
What do you credit to Regions’ success? Regions Financial Corporation and its predecessors have played an important role in the economic growth of a large swath of our country for more than 167 years. Regions has provided untold support to many communities, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, and other businesses that has enabled them to thrive. In return, those same entities have continued to support Regions in a true partnership fashion. It’s a remarkable story of a strong culture built over time. More than 100 banks and other financial institutions have come together to form what we know today as Regions Financial. Through those acquisitions and its expansions into new markets, the company has maintained a steadfast focus on doing what is right for its customers, its communities, its shareholders, and its associates.
What is your company’s mission statement, personal life motto, or goal each day? Regions makes life better. Our mission at Regions is to achieve superior economic value for our shareholders over time by making life better for our customers, our associates, and our communities and creating shared value as we help them meet their financial goals and aspirations. Shared value is at the core of our mission and our business strategy. It’s a simple idea: what we do as a business has to benefit our customers, our company and shareholders, and the communities where we operate.
Serving the customer as one team, in an exceptional way, is our business, our only business. We serve our customers by keeping our core values at the center of each interaction and decision we make. Put people first. Do what is right. Focus on your customer. Reach higher. Enjoy life.
What is the best way for a customer to reach you? Either via email firstname.lastname@example.org, text, or phone 662-433-6685…I am always available for my clients
Where can companies find you on social media? We are on Facebook (Regions Bank), Twitter (@regionsbank) and Instagram (Regions Bank)