Retired BB&T CEO Allison named executive in residence at Wake Forest

11.26.2015 Article, BB&T Center, Capitalism, Executive in Residence, General, Leadership, School News

Retired BB&T CEO John Allison has been named executive in residence with the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University, effective Nov. 1.

Allison, a Charlotte native, served as the Winston-Salem-based bank’s chief executive from 1989 to 2008 and during that time, grew BB&T from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets to become the 10th largest financial institution headquartered in the U.S. Allison is credited with helping make North Carolina a banking destination.

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This story also ran in the Charlotte Observer.