BBVA Compass welcomes Rock 105.9 station manager to Calhoun County advisory board

 BBVA Compass welcomes Rock 105.9 station manager to Calhoun County advisory

- Chris Wright brings local expertise to the bank's board

- Radio station manager serves on board of several civic groups

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass has named radio
personality Chris Wright as the newest member of its Calhoun County advisory

Wright is the station manager for Rock 105.9 WKLS-FM in the Alabama cities of
Anniston and Gadsden.

"Chris talks to people in the community every day and knows about their
concerns," said Sonde Coleman, BBVA Compass' Calhoun County market president.
"He will be part of an accomplished team, and his perspective and expertise
will complement it well."

Wright joins local retailers William (Bill) Wakefield and Charles William
(Bill) Newman on the advisory board.

He has served on the board of several civic organizations, including the
Calhoun County Crime Stoppers, and was past president of the American Cancer
Society's leadership council.

Wright earned his bachelor's degree in theater from Jacksonville State

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 the 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 684
branches, including 352 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 62 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, member FDIC.


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