HOUSTON, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass promoted Shawn J. Thompson to city president in Colorado Spring, Colo. Thompson has spent the last eight years with BBVA Compass, helping the bank deliver innovative banking solutions.
"Shawn knows the business community in Colorado Springs well and will help the area thrive," said Andy Wykstra, BBVA Compass Western regional director for Commercial Banking. "We know he'll continue to be a visionary leader focused on the client experience."
Thompson has nearly 18 years of experience, most recently served as senior vice president within the bank's Commercial line of business and replaces Steve Self, who retired. He has served as an executive for a handful of banks in Colorado focused on commercial real estate, construction, health care and other commercial business.
Thompson has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. He's an active member of the community and serves as the secretary and treasurer for Pikes Peak Prep, a free public charter school.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