SunTrust Bank names Central Virginia market president
SunTrust Bank has named Phillip Avant president of its Central Virginia market, which includes the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Tri-Cities areas.
Avant will continue to be SunTrust’s commercial banking team leader for Central Virginia, reporting to John Stallings, president of SunTrust’s Virginia Division.
Avant began his career at SunTrust in 1999 and moved to Richmond in 2008. He was named commercial team leader last year.
Avant is a member of the board of directors for the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
Avant holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in business administration from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management.
Atlanta-based SunTrust Banks Inc. had total assets of $190.3 billion and total deposits of $140.6 billion as of Dec. 31.