LLeroy Abrahamseroy Abrahams

Executive Vice President and
Retail Branch Banking Executive
SunTrust Bank

Leroy Abrahams is responsible for branch banking client experience across SunTrust's entire 1,700-branch footprint. Previously, Abrahams served as the Central Group Retail Line of Business Leader, with responsibility for the retail banking activity of the SunTrust branches in Tennessee and Georgia. Prior to joining SunTrust, Abrahams served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility at AmSouth Bank in east Tennessee; Provident Bank in Cincinnati, OH; and Bank One in Texas.


Bill Hippensteel Bill Hippensteel
Managing Director, Content

Bill Hippensteel is responsible for the overall direction of BAI's content development, including BAI Banking Strategies Online and BAI Banking Strategies Daily. He tracks global industry trends and opportunities, and also directs related development of BAI retail banking education, publishing, training and related research to provide critical strategic resources for the retail banking industry. Prior to joining BAI in 2011, Hippensteel was Executive Vice President and Director of Product and Segment Management for BBVA Compass. He previously held executive marketing and product management roles for Fifth Third Bank and AMCORE Financial.


David M. Wallace David M. Wallace
Global Financial Services Marketing Manager

David Wallace defines industry strategy for the global banking and capital markets segments, along with the midmarket strategy across banking, insurance and capital markets. He has more than 30 years of experience in the application of information technology to solve customer needs, including a focus on the financial services industry for more than 20 years.

Prior to joining SAS, Wallace was Manager of Corporate and Investment Banking in Americas FSI Marketing for Hewlett-Packard and held a number of senior sales and marketing positions over a 23-year career at HP.


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