BB&T exec Cynthia Williams to retire June 30

Cynthia Williams
Cynthia Williams Courtesy of BB&T Corp.

Cynthia Williams will retire as BB&T Corp.’s chief corporate communications officer and senior executive vice president on June 30.

Williams was named to the BB&T executive management team in 2012, the Winston-Salem-based bank said in a statement Wednesday. She has spearheaded brand and advertising strategy, corporate communications and social media, CRA and community development, multicultural banking and corporate philanthropy.

She also chairs BB&T’s executive diversity council.

“During one of the most challenging and tumultuous times our industry has ever faced, Cynthia’s dedication to shaping our steady voice helped BB&T weather the storm and set the right tone for the future,” BB&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kelly King said.

BB&T is the third-largest bank by deposits in the Charlotte region.

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