BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF) today announced that Hope D. Mehlman has been named Chief Governance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary.
In this newly created position, Mehlman will report directly to Fournier J. “Boots” Gale, III, General Counsel for Regions Financial Corporation. She will advise the Board of Directors and executive management on corporate governance best practices, assess and monitor the company’s corporate governance framework, and serve as a liaison to external stakeholders, including institutional stockholders, regarding corporate governance matters.
“Strong corporate governance is foundational to a sustainable business, and designating a Chief Governance Officer further solidifies our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in corporate governance and integrity to benefit customers, associates, shareholders and communities,” said Gale. “Hope brings a unique background in law, compliance and corporate governance to this important position, and we are pleased to have an individual of her caliber leading our efforts to strengthen and refine our corporate governance practices.”
Mehlman joined Regions in 2006 and has served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, as well as Senior Compliance Manager. Prior to joining Regions, Mehlman was a partner in the Banking/Financial Services Group at the law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP.
Mehlman received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law and her Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mehlman is a member of the Alabama, District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York state bars, as well as various civic, charitable and professional organizations and councils.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $126 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,500 banking offices and 1,900 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.