John M. Turner, Jr.

2021-22 Board Chair

John M. Turner, Jr.

John Turner is President and Chief Executive Officer of Regions Financial Corporation and leads the company’s executive leadership team. He joined Regions in 2011 as President of the South Region and led banking operations in Alabama, Mississippi, South Louisiana and the Florida panhandle before heading up the Corporate Bank and then being named President & CEO and member of the board of directors.

Prior to joining Regions, Turner served as President of Whitney National Bank and Whitney Holding Corporation and was a member of the bank and holding company boards of directors. Before that, he was responsible for all geographic line banking functions across the bank and served as the company’s Eastern Region President. Turner joined Whitney in 1994 as its Alabama Regional President after nine years at AmSouth Bank, where he held senior consumer, commercial and business positions.

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia. He serves on the boards of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, United Way of Central Alabama, Business Council of Alabama, Birmingham Business Alliance, A Plus Education Foundation and Infirmary Health System. He previously served on Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and is a former Chairman of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mobile Area Education Foundation and United Way of Southwest Alabama. He is a graduate of Leadership Alabama and a former board member of Leadership Mobile.

Turner currently serves as Chairman of the Board of United Way of Central Alabama (UWCA). His involvement with United Way began in 1983 as a Loaned Executive with Trust Company Bank. He is a former Chair of UWCA’s Pacesetter and Tocqueville Society campaigns.