KELLY S. KING BIO
Kelly S. King is the retired executive chairman for Truist, a role he transitioned to in September 2021 after serving as chairman and CEO since December 2019, following the closing of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks Inc. Prior to the merger of equals, King had served as chairman and chief executive officer of Truist predecessor BB&T Corporation since January 2010.
During his 50-year career with Truist and BB&T, King served in many leadership roles including 36 years as part of the executive leadership team. He was named president and chief executive officer of BB&T Corporation in January 2009, and chairman and chief executive officer of Branch Banking & Trust Company in January 2009; served as chief operating officer of BB&T Corporation and Branch Banking and Trust Company from June 2004 to December 2008; and was president of BB&T Corporation from 1996 to June 2004.