BBVA Compass hires veteran banker to lead its new Columbus loan production office

  BBVA Compass hires veteran banker to lead its new Columbus loan production

- Steve Bennett to serve as market president in Ohio

- New office one of several set to open across the U.S.

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014

HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --BBVA Compass hired veteran banker Steve
Bennett to serve as the market president for the bank's new loan production
office in Columbus, Ohio.

The Columbus location is one of several loan production offices BBVA Compass
received approval to open to help expand the bank commercial loan offerings
beyond its Sunbelt footprint. BBVA Compass now has approval to open loan
production offices across the United States in Seattle, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Nashville, Tenn., and the North Carolina cities of Charlotte and

"We're pleased to have Steve, a seasoned banker with experience building
teams, lead our Columbus office," said Jeff Dudderar, a Commercial Banking
executive for BBVA Compass. "His success in building long-term relationships,
providing great customer service, and generating results will benefit our team
as we grow in the market."

Bennett most recently served as director of governmental banking for
Huntington Bank in Columbus. He began his banking career in 1995 and has
worked in commercial banking in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan.

Bennett received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Indiana University
in 1991 and is an active volunteer in the Columbus community, serving as a
member of the National and Central Ohio Association for Financial
Professionals, Ohio Government Finance Officers Association and the Hannah
Neil Center for Kids.

About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global
financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in
Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading
franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States. Its
diversified business is geared toward high-growth markets and relies on
technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate
responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial
education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It
operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best
practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More
information about the BBVA Group can be found at

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 685
branches, including 350 in Texas, 90 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 64 in
California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass
ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market
share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and
Arizona (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small
business lenders by the Small Business Administration and was recently awarded
the 2013 Celent Model Bank Award for its new core banking platform. Additional
information about BBVA Compass can be found at, by
following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting

Editor's Note:
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.


Contact: Jena Moreno, Corporate Communications, Tel. 713.831.5867,, Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter
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