Regions Bank announced it has named Kate Danella head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. In this expanded role, Danella will lead a team responsible for enterprise-wide strategic planning; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and corporate development. Danella will report directly to President and CEO John Turner.
“This is an exciting time for our company as we identify opportunities to make banking easier for our customers, operate more effectively and continue to invest in the communities we serve,” said John Turner, Regions President and CEO. “Kate brings a strong background in strategy, customer service, team building and creative thinking to this important role. Under her leadership, Regions will work collaboratively across the company and with external stakeholders to create shared value for our customers, associates, communities and shareholders.”
Danella most recently served as head of Private Wealth Management, a division of the Regions Wealth Management Group serving high-net-worth individuals and families. Tenured wealth executive Leslie Carter-Prall will succeed Danella as head of Private Wealth Management and will report to Bill Ritter, head of Regions Wealth Management. Carter-Prall was most recently Private Wealth Management Central Region Executive.
“We are fortunate to have a seasoned professional like Leslie to lead the Private Wealth Management team,” said Bill Ritter, head of Wealth Management for Regions. “Leslie’s industry experience spans more than 25 years, and her background and strong leadership skills will support our efforts to meet our clients’ unique financial needs through personalized service and local expertise.”
Kate Danella biographical information
Kate Danella is Executive Vice President and head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Danella joined Regions in July 2015 as the Wealth Strategy and Effectiveness Executive, responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of business strategies across the Regions Wealth Management Group. She was named head of Private Wealth Management in May 2016, leading a team of Private Wealth Management professionals providing banking, trust and investment management services to affluent and high-net-worth individuals and families. Prior to joining Regions, Danella served for 13 years as vice president for Capital Group Companies, a global wealth management organization managing more than $1.4 trillion in assets. During her career at Capital Group, she was a senior sales and service leader for Capital’s institutional business, senior marketing leader for the global marketing organization, and strategy and business manager for the American Funds mutual fund business. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Danella earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She also holds degrees from the University of Cambridge as well as Vanderbilt University.
Leslie Carter-Prall biographical information
Leslie Carter-Prall is Executive Vice President and head of Regions Private Wealth Management, responsible for leading a team of Private Wealth Management professionals providing banking, trust and investment management services to affluent and high-net-worth individuals and families across Regions’ 15-state footprint. She previously served as Private Wealth Management Central Region Executive. Carter-Prall’s industry experience spans more than 25 years and includes branch management and bank operations, sales and marketing, commercial banking and wealth management. She joined Regions in 1991 and previously served as Indiana Area President. Before that, she was Area Wealth Executive for Private Wealth Management over Indiana and Illinois. She also served as Consumer Banking Executive, as well as director of Consumer, Mortgage, Private Banking and Treasury Management for the area. Carter-Prall is a native of Scottsburg, Ind., and is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Ind.