BB&T names Rhodes to lead region that includes N.J.

BB&T announced that Travis Rhodes has been named president for its Delaware Valley Region, which includes BB&T Community Banking markets in New Jersey, Philadelphia and surrounding Philadelphia.

Rhodes, who currently serves as regional corporate banking manager in Charlotte, North Carolina, will assume the role effective immediately. He will replace Scott Gamble, who will retire on June 30.

“We are delighted to have Travis step into this leadership position,” said David Weaver, president, BB&T Community Banking. “This is an important region for BB&T and his exceptional banking experience coupled with his highly personal approach will be an asset for our growth strategy.”

Rhodes has more than 24 years of banking experience. He joined BB&T in 1999 as a financial center leader in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from 2001 to 2008. He has held several positions within BB&T’s Triad Region, including business banker, business services officer and regional corporate banking officer.

“I am excited about this new opportunity to work with our BB&T teams in the Greater Delaware Valley and connect with our clients,” Rhodes said. “This is an area with great growth potential for the Bank, and I look forward to building on our past accomplishments.”

“It has been a real privilege to work with so many tremendous teams and great clients throughout my career,” Gamble said. “Working at BB&T has been rewarding and a real career highlight.”

BB&T has 263 financial centers in Pennsylvania and has a footprint throughout the region.