Executive Leadership

Hugh S. (Beau) Cummins III

Hugh S. (Beau) Cummins III is head of Truist's Corporate and Institutional Group, which is comprised of the following lines of business: Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial Real Estate, and Grandbridge as well as the Treasury Solutions product offering. He assumed this position in December 2019, upon the closing of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks Inc., and is a member of the company’s executive leadership team.

Prior to his current role, Cummins served as co-chief operating officer and Wholesale Segment executive at SunTrust, responsible for Corporate & Investment Banking, Commercial and Business Banking, Treasury & Payment Solutions, and Commercial Real Estate, as well as the Enterprise Efficiency Office and Procurement.

From 2013 to 2017, Cummins served as SunTrust Commercial and Business Banking executive, and from 2008 to 2013, he was chairman, president & chief executive officer of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, the corporate and investment banking division of SunTrust.

Before joining SunTrust in 2005 as head of Debt Capital Markets, Cummins held several leadership positions at Bank of America after launching his investment banking career at Citibank.

Cummins currently serves on the board of directors of Atrium Health Foundation and the Owen board of visitors at Vanderbilt University. He served as chairman of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and was a two-term member of the Business Advisory Council at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. He is a past member of the board of the SunTrust Foundation.

Cummins earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.