Operating Council

Scott Stengel

Chief Legal Officer

Scott Stengel serves as chief legal officer for Truist Financial Corporation, a purpose-driven financial services organization committed to inspiring and building better lives and communities. He also serves as corporate secretary to the Board of Directors and oversees Truist’s government affairs, and is a member of Truist’s Operating Council. 

Stengel joined Truist in 2023. He previously served as general counsel of Ally Financial, where he was responsible for its legal affairs and corporate-secretarial and government-relations functions. Prior to that, he served as general counsel and corporate secretary for UMB Financial Corporation in Kansas City, MO. He earlier practiced law as a partner at King & Spalding LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in Washington, DC, with a focus on global banking, capital markets, and government affairs. He began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable Douglas O. Tice Jr., in Richmond, VA. 

Stengel received a bachelor’s degree in economics, with highest honors, from the University of Notre Dame and graduated magna cum laude from the Notre Dame Law School where he earned his juris doctorate. 

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