Robert Johnson was Appointed as General counsel at BB&T Corp

Date of management change: August 10, 2009 

What Happened?

BB&T Corp ( ) hired Robert Johnson as General counsel


About the Company

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $222.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $39.1 billion as of June 30, 2018. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates more than 1,900 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. and is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BB&T`s operating strategy distinguishes it from other financial holding companies. BB&T`s banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of community banks, each with a regional president, which allows decisions to be made locally, close to the client. This also makes BB&T`s client service more responsive, reliable and empathetic. BB&T supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.


About the Person

Mr. Robert J. Johnson, Jr., also known as Bob, has been the Chief Corporate Governance Officer, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel at BB&T Corporation since August 2010 and has been its Senior Executive Vice President since January 2014. Mr. Johnson served as Deputy General Counsel and Manager of the corporate, securities, tax (CST) practice group of BB & T Corp. since January 2008. He has 13 years of experience in legal management, administration and strategic planning. His practice areas at BB & T Corp. include all aspects of general corporate and commercial representation with an emphasis on corporate governance, securities law issues, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Johnson graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and earned his Juris Doctorate, graduating with honors, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He also received the Most Outstanding Student Award and was a distinguished graduate of BB&T's Banking School at Wake Forest University.


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