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BB&T names president for Kentucky region in Louisville

Tom Eller
Tom Eller

Relocating from South Carolina

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 15, 2016) — Tom Eller has been named regional president of BB&T’s Louisville-based Kentucky region, effective Aug. 1. Eller currently serves as BB&T’s South Carolina regional corporate banking officer in Greenville, S.C. He replaces Heath Campbell, who has been named regional president of BB&T’s North Atlanta Region.

Eller, 51, has more than 27 years of banking experience and joined BB&T in 2000 as business services officer in Hickory, N.C. He served as a regional credit officer in Asheville, N.C., and in 2003 was promoted to city executive in Spartanburg, S.C., where he was responsible for the commercial loan portfolio, budget and community involvement for the market. In 2010, he was named president for BB&T’s Upstate Region in Greenville, S.C.

Eller earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from North Carolina State University and has served in various leadership roles in his community. Since joining BB&T, he has served as a board member and treasurer of the Spartanburg (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce; board member of the Spartanburg Chapter of the American Red Cross; board chair of the Boys and Girls Club-Spartanburg; board member of United Way of Greenville; board member of Upstate Alliance; and board member of the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce.

As part of BB&T’s Community Banking approach, the Kentucky Region includes 83 financial centers and serves commercial, real estate and regional corporate banking clients through a local leadership team. BB&T’s footprint is made up of 26 autonomous community bank regions—each with its own president—to leverage local market experience and keep decisions local and close to the customer.