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SunTrust appoints Mark Kinser to Regional Advisory Council

ATLANTA, GA – SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) has appointed Mark Kinser, executive vice president of General Shale, to the company’s East Tennessee Region Advisory Council.

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Mark Kinser

“SunTrust is proud to have Mr. Kinser, a well-recognized local leader, as the newest member of our East Tennessee Region Advisory Council. Our shared commitment to the Greater Tri-Cities community and dedication to improving the financial confidence of our fellow East Tennessee residents is what makes him the right fit for the position,” said Jim Vaughn, East Tennessee market president for SunTrust.

Members of the Advisory Council are responsible for providing feedback on the opportunities for SunTrust in the region, as well as serving as representatives of the bank to the broader civic and business community. Current members of the Advisory Council include Larry England, James Hunter, Melissa Steagall Jones, and Dan Mahoney.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee, Mark Kinser began his 40-year career with General Shale. Mr. Kinser has accelerated through all levels of manufacturing management, eventually leading him into senior leadership roles, including vice president of Marketing and Corporate Development. Today, he serves as the company’s executive vice president.

Mr. Kinser currently serves on the following boards: Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board (vice chair); Washington County Economic Development Council Board; the Steering Committee for Eastern Tennessee State University’s Roan Scholarship program; Washington County Hospital Board; the University of Tennessee-School of Architecture Advisory Board; and the Brick Industry Association Board.

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Published February 15, 2019

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