EVP, CRO Consumer and Wealth Management
Regions Financial Corporation
George Buchanan oversees risk for the Consumer and Wealth Management Groups for Regions, a regional bank that operates throughout the South, Midwest and Texas and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.
Prior to his current role, Buchanan was the Commercial Credit Executive with responsibility for all credit risk management activities within the Commercial Banking and Private Wealth segments. He re-joined Regions in 2011 from U.S. Bank where he served as senior vice president and Chief Credit Officer for Small Business and Affluent Banking. Prior to joining U.S. Bank in 2007, Buchanan was the Business Banking Senior Credit Officer for Regions, where he served in many credit roles during his 13 years with the bank. Buchanan began his banking career at First Union in 1992 as a credit analyst.
Buchanan is a member for the Small Business Financial Exchange, the leading source for small business credit information in the U.S. He is also an active member within the Risk Management Association, currently serving on the Enterprise Risk Management Council and Consumer Risk Committee. Buchanan is a member of the Dean’s Business Council with the University of Illinois College of Business, the Graduate Education Development Council and MBA Advisory Board for Auburn University, the Small Business Committee for the Consumer Bankers Association, the Board of Directors for Opera Birmingham, the Advisory Committee for the Alabama Small Business Commission, the Friends Board for WBHM-90.3FM, and is a graduate of the 2017-2018 Leadership Birmingham class.
Buchanan received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Auburn University.