Executive Leadership Team
Dontá L. Wilson
Dontá Wilson leads Digital, Client Experience, Analytics and Marketing at Truist Financial Corporation.
Wilson is a member of the company’s executive leadership team and is responsible for leading digital transformation and ensuring a world-class, distinctive client experience for all Truist clients. In this role, he oversees digital banking, digital sales, digital strategy and innovation, intelligent automation, client experience strategy, client insights and analytics, experience design and research, marketing, sales optimization, corporate communications, culture alignment and activation, and the Truist Foundation. Wilson also oversees Truist Ventures, the corporate venture capital division created to invest in and partner with innovative companies in pursuit of dynamic solutions and disruptive technologies that enable Truist to shape the future of finance.
He began working at Truist predecessor BB&T's Bank Operations department in October 1995 while he was in college and now has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Wilson has served as a financial center manager, business banker and retail city executive in Charlotte, North Carolina; regional business banking manager for the Battlefield Northern Virginia Region; area executive for Prince William County, Virginia; and was appointed regional president for the Battlefield Northern Virginia Region in 2005. He was named Alabama group/state president in 2009, became group/state president of the Atlanta-based Georgia Region in 2014, was appointed to the Executive Management team and named chief client experience officer in 2016, and became chief digital and client experience officer in 2018. In December 2019, Wilson assumed his current position as chief digital and client experience officer at Truist Financial Corporation, created through the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Wilson earned his bachelor's degree in management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He is also a T.E.P. graduate of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
He is the founder and a board member of I Am My Brother's Keeper inner city mentor program, serves on the board of advisors for the Belk College of Business at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and is on the board of Samaritan’s Feet. Wilson is also a member of World 50/Marketing 50, the Young Presidents’ Organization; Executive Leadership Council; Sigma Pi Phi (Boule); and Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
Wilson previously served as a board member for Ron Clark Academy; Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl; Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Atlanta Metro Chamber; YMCA of Metro Atlanta; Buckhead Coalition; Atlanta Rotary; 100 Black Men in Atlanta; Baptist Health System; Birmingham Business Alliance; Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business, University of Alabama; Smith School of Business, University of Maryland; the Business Council of Alabama (state chamber); the Woodlawn Foundation; Birmingham Downtown Rotary Club; Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; United Way of Central Alabama; Birmingham Education Foundation; and the Alabama Banker's Association.