State of the Economy Luncheon

2016 Featured Speaker: Kelly S. King

February 17, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Benton Convention Center, North Main Hall
301 W. 5th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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The featured speaker at the 2016 State of the Economy luncheon is Kelly S. King, Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation — one of the largest U.S. financial services holding companies. During his speech, he mentioned two books: “Mindset” by Dr. Carol Dweck and “The Happiness Advantage” by Shawn Achor.

Kelly S. King has served as chairman of BB&T since January 2010. He has been president and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation and chairman and chief executive officer of Branch Banking & Trust Company since January 2009. He served as chief operating officer of BB&T Corporation and Branch Banking and Trust Company from June 2004 to December 2008 and president of BB&T Corporation from 1996 to June 2004.

King has spent 30 of his 43 years with BB&T as a member of Executive Management, assuming leadership roles in commercial and retail banking, operations, insurance, corporate financial services, investment services and capital markets.

King is credited with leading BB&T to continued profitability and financial stability through the economic downturn beginning in 2008. Under his leadership, BB&T was among the first institutions to repay TARP funds. His commitment to the company’s vision, mission and values has led to a nationally recognized volunteer program, called The Lighthouse Project. Since it began in 2009, BB&T associates have donated more than 385,000 volunteer hours to carry out more than 7,700 community service projects, which have touched the lives of more than 11 million people.

American Banker named King 2015 “Banker of the Year” for steering BB&T through an extended period of industry adversity while providing a blueprint for large-scale merger and acquisition activity. SNL Financial listed him among its Top 5 Most Influential in the Banking Industry for 2014 and 2015. BankInfoSecurity honored King as one of the “Top 10 Influencers in Banking InfoSec” for 2015. Under King’s leadership, BB&T was named among the Top 20 World’s Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets magazine in 2015.

King currently serves as president on the Federal Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve System and served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond from 2009-2012.

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