ATLANTA, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) announced today that Sue Mallino is joining the Company as senior vice president and chief communications officer, reporting to SunTrust's chief marketing and client experience officer, Rilla Delorier. In this role, she will lead the Company's external and internal communications activities, including overseeing media relations, product publicity, internal communications, issues management, and key stakeholder communications. "The level of success of any organization can be tied back to the effectiveness of its communications with internal and external stakeholders," said Delorier. "We are pleased to have Sue join our team to lead our communication efforts, bringing her insight and depth of experience in various corporate settings and industries, including the financial arena." Mallino joins SunTrust from Ally Financial Inc., where she most recently served as executive director of Global Communications, which included overseeing media relations and internal communications for Ally's Dealer Financial Services and Ally Commercial Finance. During her tenure, she led the public relations launch of Ally Bank and supported the company's brand change from GMAC to Ally. Prior to that, she served as staff director in charge of global internal communications at General Motors; vice president of Communications at Saturn Corporation; and director of communications for GM's technical centers, including design, engineering and R&D. SunTrust Banks, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, is one of the nation's largest banking organizations, serving a broad range of consumer, commercial, corporate and institutional clients. As of March 31, 2013, SunTrust had total assets of $172.4 billion and total deposits of $129.9 billion. Through its flagship subsidiary, SunTrust Bank, the Company operates an extensive branch and ATM network throughout the high-growth Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states and a full array of technology-based, 24-hour delivery channels. The Company also serves clients in selected markets nationally. Its primary businesses include deposit, credit, trust and investment services. Through various subsidiaries the Company provides mortgage banking, asset management, securities brokerage, and capital market services. SunTrust's Internet address is suntrust.com. SOURCE SunTrust Banks, Inc.