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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Dec. 10, 201901:50 PM EST

Keith named North Florida Regional President of Truist Financial Corp.

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The company was formed by the merger of BB&T and SunTrust banks.
by: Max Marbut Associate Editor

Scott Keith was named Dec. 10 North Florida Regional President of Truist Financial Corp.

Truist was created by the merger of BB&T and SunTrust banks and its formation into 24 regional offices.

Keith joined BB&T in 2005 as the Jacksonville city/area executive. In June 2010, he was named regional president for the North Florida Region. The North and Central Florida regions were combined in 2016 and Keith assumed the broader responsibility.

After graduating from Florida State University in 1987 with a bachelor's in economics, Keith joined American National Bank as vice president. He moved to SunTrust as executive vice president in 1995.

From March 2003 to March 2005, Keith was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Scott-McRae Group, a Jacksonville-based automotive dealership network.

“Our ability to leverage our unique Community Banking model with its decentralized, regional structure combined with deep industry and banking expertise immediately sets Truist apart from our larger competitors and allows us to operate on a more personal level with individual and business clients, providing them with the kind of attention they expect from a hometown bank,” said David Weaver, commercial community bank executive, in a news release.

Each regional president's team is comprised of financial professionals who serve the company's clients, including business and commercial banking; middle market banking; not-for-profit/government banking and regional commercial real estate.

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