Allen Brinkman
Chairman, President and CEO, SunTrust Bank

Allen Brinkman is Chairman, President and CEO, SunTrust Bank. In this role, Mr. Brinkman oversees SunTrust’s operations in greater Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida, through which SunTrust’s commitment to its clients and its markets is delivered.

Mr. Brinkman formerly served as Chief Executive Officer for Wachovia Bank in Central Florida. A 23-year banking industry veteran, Mr. Brinkman began his career with a Wachovia predecessor in 1991 and subsequently held increasingly responsible positions in capital markets, wealth management, corporate and commercial banking including President and CEO, Georgia Region; State President – mid-South Region; and State President Commercial banking, Florida.

Active in the community he currently serves as vice-chair of the Tampa Bay Partnership executive committee and past chair of CEO Direct, past chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Council and member of the executive committee, member of the University of Tampa board of trustees, the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay foundation, the Junior League of Tampa community advisory board, chair of United Way of Suncoast 2014-15 campaign, chair of Heart Ball cabinet 2014-15, and Honorary Commander at MacDill Airforce 2014-16, chair of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Distinguished Citizen Award, frequent speaker and published author on Emotional Intelligence. His previous service included leadership positions with United Way, March of Dimes, United Negro College Fund, the American Heart Association. Georgia Economic Development- Council Chair, Savannah State University- Board, Brenau University- Board.

Allen is a graduate of Columbus University. He is married with four children.