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BB&T names three new executive management team members

BB&TBB&T Corporation, a financial services holding company, named Jim D. Godwin, Brant J. Standridge, and Dontá L. Wilson to its executive management team, effective August 1, 2016.

Mr. Godwin began his 20-year banking career as a part of BB&T's Leadership Development Program in 1996 and eventually held roles as a regional financial analyst, business services officer, credit analysis manager, senior credit officer and regional loan administrator.

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In May 2009, he was named credit risk review manager, and in September 2012 he was named chief operational risk officer. Mr. Godwin was named to his current role as deputy chief risk officer in January 2016.

Mr. Godwin graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received his MBA from East Carolina University. He also completed the RMA Advanced Risk Management Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Upon joining Executive Management, Mr. Standridge will assume the lending group manager role previously held by Steven B. Wiggs, who is retiring later this year.

Mr. Standridge has more than 17 years of banking experience that began in BB&T's Leadership Development Program in 1998. His BB&T career has included stints as a credit analyst and several retail and commercial sales management roles.

Mr. Standridge has held market president, regional president and state president roles in the Community Bank in Annapolis and Baltimore, Md.; Atlanta, Ga.; and he most recently led the North Texas Region, based in Dallas, Texas.

Mr. Standridge graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Georgia. He serves on the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber and is a member of the Dallas Citizens Council and Lone Star Young Presidents' Organization.

Mr. Wilson has more than 20 years of banking experience. He began his BB&T career in 1995 working in bank operations while in college. He eventually served in several business development, lending and management roles in retail and commercial banking.

Mr. Wilson held area executive, regional president and state president roles in the Community Bank in Prince William County, Va.; Fairfax, Va.; and Birmingham, Ala. Most recently, he has served as regional president of the Atlanta, Ga.-based Northern Georgia Region since 2014.

Mr. Wilson graduated with a bachelor's degree in management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and received his MBA from the University of Maryland. He is also a graduate of the Tuck Executive Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.

Mr. Wilson was named to Savoy Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2016. He serves on the boards of the Atlanta Metro Chamber, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Ron Clark Academy. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., Sigma Pi Phi (Boule) and 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

President of Branch Banking & Trust Ricky Brown and Chief Marketing Officer and Lending Group Manager Steven B. Wiggs announced their retirements earlier this year. Mr. Brown will retire effective December 15, 2016, and Wiggs will retire effective September 30, 2016.

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