BBVA Compass executives receive recognition as North Texas financial influencers for second time

January 30, 2017

HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- D CEO, the business publication of D Magazine, recognized BBVA Compass Dallas CEO Key Coker and Small Business Administration (SBA) Division Manager Greg Clarkson as two of North Texas' top financial executives in the 2017 edition of The Dallas 500.

This is the second year both Coker and Clarkson have appeared in The Dallas 500, a special section that identifies 500 influential business leaders in and around Dallas. Their feature in The Dallas 500 highlights their continuous regional impact and commitment to the financial growth of Dallas area residents, businesses and communities.

"A second year recognition in the The Dallas 500 reflects the consistent impact BBVA Compass is having on the Dallas market. We strive to deliver excellent customer service as a 'client centric' bank, aiming to meet the financial needs of Dallas area residents and businesses each and every day," expressed Coker.

As Dallas CEO, Coker focuses on maximizing client service and ensuring profitable growth within the bank's consumer and commercial banking segments in the Dallas metropolitan area, while Clarkson leads SBA lending efforts for BBVA Compass as division manager.

"I'm honored to be recognized in The Dallas 500, as it means our lending efforts are also receiving local recognition," said Clarkson. "BBVA Compass considers itself an engine of opportunity that fuels growth for the communities we call home. From the corner bakery to the manufacturing center, we're creating brighter futures for the communities of Dallas."

BBVA Compass ranks No. 5 in terms of deposit market share in Dallas. It also is a lending powerhouse for small businesses in North Texas, ranking as the No. 1 SBA 7(a) lender by total number of loans for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. BBVA Compass received the 2016 Special Achievement Award from the SBA Dallas/Fort Worth District Office for the lender with the highest percentage of loans to minorities, women and veterans.

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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 BBVA Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States and is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's largest bank based on market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it 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 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 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 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 (4th). BBVA Compass was recently named Best Digital Bank in North America by global finance magazine Euromoney and the best regional bank in the South & West and best mobile app in Money magazine's 2015-2016 list of the Best Banks in America.

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Editor's Note:  
BBVA Compass is a trade name of Compass Bank.



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