WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — BB&T today announced Travis Rhodes has been named president for its Delaware Valley Region, which includes BB&T Community Banking markets in Philadelphia and surrounding Pennsylvania and New Jersey counties. Rhodes, who currently serves as regional corporate banking manager in Charlotte, N.C., will assume his new role effective immediately. He will replace Scott Gamble, who will retire on June 30, 2018, after a more than 34-year banking career.
“We are delighted to have Travis step into this leadership position,” said David Weaver, president, BB&T Community Banking. “This is an important region for BB&T and his exceptional banking experience coupled with his highly personal approach will be an asset for our growth strategy.”
Rhodes, 45, has more than 24 years of banking experience. He joined BB&T in 1999 as a financial center leader in Winston-Salem, N.C. From 2001 to 2008, he held several positions within BB&T’s Triad Region, including business banker, business services officer and regional corporate banking officer. In 2012, he relocated to Charlotte, N.C., as a corporate banking manager.
A native of Greensboro, N.C, Rhodes received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Appalachian State University and is a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking. He is president-elect of the Western Carolina chapter of the JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation), has served on the board of Samaritan Ministries and is active in his church where he serves as an elder.
“I am excited about this new opportunity to work with our BB&T teams in the Greater Delaware Valley and connect with our clients,” Rhodes said. “This is an area with great growth potential for the Bank, and I look forward to building on our past accomplishments.”
Gamble, 58, has more than 30 years of financial services experience. He joined BB&T through the merger of Susquehanna Bank in 2015 where he held the same position.
“Scott established an outstanding banking career that is well-known throughout the region,” Weaver said. “He has played an integral role in the financial services industry in Pennsylvania and we wish him well in his retirement.”
Prior to joining Susquehanna, Gamble was president of National Penn’s Southern Region, which covered southern Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware counties. He managed commercial banking, retail banking and business development for 26 community offices and three business centers. Gamble is a graduate of Grove City Collegewith a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He currently serves on the board of the RMA’s Philadelphia Chapter and PaBPAC.
“It has been a real privilege to work with so many tremendous teams and great clients throughout my career,” Gamble said. “Working at BB&T has been rewarding and a real career highlight.”
BB&T operates 263 financial centers in Pennsylvania and divides its footprint into community bank regions – each with its own president – to keep decisions local and close to the customer.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $221.6 billion in assets and market capitalization of $38.9 billion as of Dec. 31, 2017. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates over 2,000 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.