William H. Rogers Jr.
Chair and CEO
William H. Rogers Jr. (Bill) is chair and CEO of SunTrust Banks, one of the nation’s largest financial services companies serving 4.8 million households and business clients.
Rogers began his career in 1980, joining the commercial banking division of the company. He held increasingly senior positions in corporate and commercial banking, corporate finance, and retail banking and mortgage prior to being named president in 2008 and CEO in 2010. He was appointed president and CEO in June 2011 and became chair and CEO in January 2012. Since taking the CEO post, Rogers has led a significant transformation of the company, building upon its client-first culture and increasing focus on operating returns and efficiency.
Rogers is a champion for the company’s philanthropy and volunteerism. He serves on a number of local and national organizations. He is currently chair of trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and chair of Achieve Atlanta. He is a member of the Atlanta Committee for Progress and serves on the board of Operation HOPE. In addition, he volunteers on the Georgia State Robinson College of Business board of advisors and the Woodruff Arts Center board of trustees. He is also a member of the Federal Advisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
A native of North Carolina, Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgia State University.