Meet Our Executive Management
CHRISTOPHER L. HENSON
President, BB&T Corporation
President, Branch Banking & Trust Company
Chief Operating Officer
Chris Henson began his banking career in 1985 when he entered BB&T’s Leadership Development program. He has served as city executive in Wilson and Greensboro, N.C., president of BB&T’s Hampton Roads Region, and president of BB&T’s Atlanta Region, as well as Georgia State president. Named to BB&T's Executive Management Team in 2004, he was named chief financial officer in 2005 and has served as chief operating officer since January 2009.
B.S., High Point University, N.C.
Young Executive Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advanced Management Program, Duke University
Current: Chair, Commission on Ending Homelessness in Winston-Salem; Member of Board of Trustees, High Point University (N.C.).
Former: board member of the following: Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta's Buckhead Coalition, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Roads YMCA of South Hampton Roads Metropolitan Board, United Way of South Hampton Roads, Old Dominion University (Va.) Intercollegiate Foundation, Virginia Marine Science Museum.