HOUSTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass has added John Kiella, the founder and president of Kiella Real Estate Group, to its Temple advisory board to support the bank's business and development efforts.
"We are thrilled to have John join our board as his vision aligns with the bank's efforts to make the city a better place to live and work," said Keith Odom, BBVA Compass' Temple city president. "John's expertise in real estate also will help us understand more about that sector's financial needs and allow us to respond to market demands more swiftly."
Kiella earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Central Michigan University and then moved to Texas to work for the influential home-builder Nash Phillips/Copus Builders. He established his home-building company in 1987. That firm evolved into multiple companies responsible for land development, light commercial projects, retail planning and the revitalization of downtown Temple.
Kiella, who is active in the community, is a member of several organizations, including Keep Temple Beautiful, Temple Chamber of Commerce, Temple Area Builders Association and Temple Economic Development Corporation.Follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter 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 the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at www.bbva.com . About BBVA CompassBBVA 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 www.bbvacompass.com, by following @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visiting newsroom.bbvacompass.com. Editor's Note: BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, member FDIC. SOURCE BBVA Compass