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June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass has named attorney
Christie Dasinger Knowles as the third member of its
Gadsden, Ala., advisory board.
Alabama native Knowles is a partner and attorney at
Gadsden's Cusimano, Roberts, Knowles & Mills LLC. She specializes in business law, nonprofit corporations, wills and estate planning, general civil litigation and real estate. She's practiced law since 1998 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, Supreme Court of
Alabama's federal courts. Knowles also taught business law at
Jacksonville State University.
"Christie brings deep knowledge of the community's needs to our growing board," said
Todd O'Brien, BBVA Compass'
Fort Payne market president. "She joins an accomplished team, and her perspective and expertise will complement it well."
Kay Moore, a former banker, and
Roger Boatner, a certified public accountant, on the board.
She serves on the board of several civic organizations, including the United Way of
Etowah County, Kiwanis Club of
Gadsden and Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, among others.
She earned her bachelor's degree from
Jacksonville State University and her law degree from the
University of Alabama School of Law.
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
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
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
Editor's Note:BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank, member FDIC.
SOURCE BBVA Compass