Finance | Insurance 2023: EVELYN LEE
GREATER WASHINGTON REGION PRESIDENT, TRUIST FINANCIAL, WASHINGTON, D.C.
Lee has worked in banking for more than 23 years, and she couldn’t be happier to have found her place overseeing the Greater Washington, D.C., region at Truist. “I wanted to be financially independent, and I wanted variety,” she says. “Every day is different, and I work with people I admire and learn from.”
A Baltimore native and William & Mary alumna, Lee took up her current position in December 2019, after the blockbuster merger of BB&T and SunTrust into Truist, the nation’s sixth largest bank, with $574 billion in assets. She previously worked for SunTrust for two decades.
Lee loves giving back to the community as part of her leadership role. She sits on the boards of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, Goodwill of Greater Washington, United Way of the National Capital Area, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, DC Policy Center, and charter school Ingenuity Prep.
FIRST JOB: Working at the Roland Park Deli in Baltimore during high school
MOST RECENT BOOK READ: “Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution,” by Helen Zia
SOMEWHERE I’D LIKE TO VISIT: Australia