BB&T appoints Christopher Henson as president
As president and chief operating officer, Mr. Henson oversees many of BB&T's core businesses including Data and Technology Services; Deposit, Payment and Operations Services; Enterprise Digital Strategy; Enterprise Marketing, Sales and Experience Group; Financial Services; Human Systems; Legal; Insurance Services; Mortgage and BB&T's Specialized Lending subsidiaries.
In 2017, Mr. Henson will also oversee BB&T's Community Banking division, following the retirement of Ricky Brown.
After completing BB&T's Leadership Development Program in 1985, Mr. Henson assumed several leadership positions within the Community Banking group.
Mr. Henson's roles included city executive in Wilson and Greensboro, N.C.; regional president of the Hampton Roads (Virginia) and Atlanta regions; and Georgia state president.
Named to BB&T's Executive Management Team in 2004, Mr. Henson assumed the role of chief financial officer in 2005 and has served in his current role as chief operating officer since January 2009.
He earned his bachelor's degree from High Point University. He is a graduate of Young Executive Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Advance Management Program at Duke University.