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June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass named Dr.
Sanjeev Saxena to its advisory board in
Fort Payne, Ala., to help support the bank's business and development efforts.
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Saxena join our board as his vision aligns with the bank's efforts to make
Fort Payne a better place to live and work," said
Todd O'Brien, BBVA Compass'
Fort Payne market president. "Health care is one of the industries in which we specialize, and his expertise in the medical field will help us understand more about that sector's financial needs and allow us to respond to market demands more swiftly."
Saxena is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in cardiovascular disease. He has taught medical students at the
University of Miami,
Miami Dade College and
Penn State University. Saxena graduated cum laude from the
University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science. He received his doctorate in medicine from the
Medical College of Georgia, and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at
Penn State University. He completed his fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at the
University of Miami and he earned a Master's in Business Administration from
Saxena has lived in
Fort Payne for the past decade and supports several local charities, including the American Red Cross as well as schools and animal shelters.
About BBVA Group
BBVA 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 Compass
BBVA 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