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Shellie R. Creson

Executive Vice President & Chief Audit Executive
Fifth Third Bank

Shellie Creson serves as executive vice president and chief audit executive. She oversees Fifth Third’s Internal Audit division and is responsible for providing strategic, proactive leadership and oversight of all audit activities conducted across the Bancorp.

Shellie joined Fifth Third in 2017 after serving 10 years at Regions Financial Corp. As executive vice president and deputy director of audit, she transformed the audit division, improving its performance, reputation and regulatory relationships. Before assuming that role, Shellie was head of strategic and corporate planning, and formerly associate audit director.

Shellie began her career in public accounting at KPMG LLP, where she served clients in the financial services industry. Her more than 20 years’ experience in the banking, finance and accounting fields also includes working for Pfizer Inc. and First Horizon National Corp.

Shellie earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.

Professional and Civic
Shellie is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Tennessee Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She periodically speaks at industry conferences, including The Risk Management Associate.

Shellie has been involved with several community organizations, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, American Heart Association Go Red for Women, United Way, Junior Achievement, and Girl Scouts of America. She was a member of the 2019 ArtsWave Community Campaign Cabinet and led the 2019 ArtsWave Campaign for Fifth Third.

Shellie also enjoys spending time with her two sons and daughter, college football, and traveling.