HOUSTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass today announced two-time Major League Soccer All-Star and Houston Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall as its brand ambassador.
Hall, 28, will promote and support joint initiatives of BBVA Compass and the Dynamo, including their Building a Better Houston campaign, which kicked off in 2011 and has helped revitalize the city's East End through a number of outreach efforts. Players and bank volunteers have rebuilt homes, volunteered at the Houston Food Bank and taught local students financial literacy, among other things.
"Over the past three years I have seen the work that BBVA Compass and the Dynamo have completed in the community together, and I am proud to be a big part of that this year," Hall said.
In addition, Hall will promote the annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup, which raises money to benefit the bank's "Business of Sports" program, which provides workforce readiness and financial literacy programs to students through a partnership with Junior Achievement."We are really excited to work with Tally this year as a brand ambassador for the bank," said BBVA Compass Houston City President Mark Montgomery. "He personifies hard work and dedication, and that makes him a great role model for Houstonians." The new relationship kicks off before the Dynamo's season opener on March 8, when the team hosts the New England Revolution at BBVA Compass Stadium. Last month, BBVA Compass announced it is the official Jersey Partner of the Houston Dash, the nation's newest professional women's soccer team. The Dash also play at BBVA Compass Stadium. About BBVA GroupBBVA 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 BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com . About BBVA CompassBBVA 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 www.bbvacompass.com. Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, Member FDIC. SOURCE BBVA Compass