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Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel,

Secretary and Chief Corporate Governance Officer

BB&T Corporation



Bob Johnson has been a member of BB&T’s Legal Department since February of 2005. Johnson has served in several positions, including deputy general counsel, responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Securities and Regulatory Practice Groups, general counsel, secretary and chief corporate governance officer. In January 2014, Johnson was named senior executive vice president and appointed to BB&T Corporation’s Executive Management team. Prior to joining BB&T, he was in private practice with the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP in Cleveland, Ohio, providing counsel to financial institutions and their affiliates. His practice included all aspects of general corporate and commercial representation with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, regulatory and compliance matters, and securities law representation, including public and private equity and debt offerings and compliance issues relating to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the Securities Act of 1934, and the stock exchange rules.



  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in 1994.
  • Graduated with honors with a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1997.
  • Class of 2008 Most Outstanding Student award by The BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University.


Current:          Board Member, The Clearing House    

                        Board Member, Senior Services, Inc.

                        Advisory Board Member, Miami University

                        Member, St. Leo’s Catholic Church




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