Operating Council

Kristin Lesher

Chief Wholesale Banking Officer

Kristin Lesher serves as chief wholesale banking officer for Truist Financial Corporation, a purpose-driven financial services organization committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. 

Named to her current position in February 2024, Lesher leads Truist’s Wholesale Banking team in providing comprehensive financial solutions to meet the diverse needs of clients served by our commercial community banking, commercial real estate, corporate and investment banking, and wealth management businesses. She is also a member of the Truist’s Operating Council. 

Most recently, Lesher served as executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking Coverage for Wells Fargo where she managed a national team providing local coverage and specialized industry expertise to companies in a wide variety of industries and subsectors, as well as government, institutional and not-for-profit corporations. 

Previously, Lesher served as co-head of Investment Banking Coverage at Wells Fargo Securities. She also held several senior positions in investment banking, corporate treasury, corporate development, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Lesher served on the board of Girls on the Run International, including as chair of the board from 2019 to 2021, and she is actively involved in Wake Forest University as a member of the Parent’s Advisory Council.  

Lesher earned a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where she was an F.C. Austin Scholar. 

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