Finance/Insurance: EVELYN LEE
GREATER WASHINGTON REGION PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, TRUIST FINANCIAL CORP., WASHINGTON, D.C.
On a rainy June day, Lee joined other Truist bankers to volunteer at The JK Community Farm, a Purcellville nonprofit that produces fresh, organic food for the hungry.
“We planted bok choy, cucumbers and cabbage and harvested kale that will be on the shelves of area food pantries tomorrow morning!” Lee wrote on her LinkedIn page.
Lee considers volunteer work part of her job as Truist’s regional president for the greater Washington region. “You don’t know what’s happening in your community, you don’t really know the business or the community needs unless you’re close to it,” Lee explained on “Fresh Take,” a podcast produced by the Greater Washington Partnership.
Lee walks it like she talks it, sitting on boards for numerous groups, including the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the Goodwill of Greater Washington and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
In 2019, SunTrust merged with BB&T to create Truist, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based mega bank, in ax $66 billion deal. Prior to the merger, Lee worked for SunTrust Bank for nearly two decades, including in ax role as senior vice president.
A graduate of William & Mary, Lee is fluent in French.