Regional President, BB&T
Tony Coley was named Regional President of BB&T Central Florida in April 2012. Prior to this promotion, Tony was the City Executive for BB&T Broward County. In that role, Tony led his commercial team to #2 in the Bank in commercial loan production and #3 ‘Most Improved” Large Market City in the BB&T Franchise.
Previously, Tony was the President & CEO of Colonial Bank S. FL where he was responsible for all Commercial, CRE & BB lending functions in SE Florida. Prior to joining Colonial, Tony was with Wachovia Bank (WB), which he joined by way of the WB/SouthTrust (STB) merger. Tony was with the combined organization for nearly 8 years. During his tenure with STB, Tony earned recognition as a top Commercial RM before being promoted to lead STB’s SE FL Bus. Banking (BB) Unit. As a result of Tony improving his team’s performance from bottom quartile to #1 in the company within 1 year, Tony was elected to the SouthTrust’s Bank President’s Club and was a finalist for Market Manager of the Year. Subsequent to STB’s acquisition by WB, Tony led the WB Broward BB team to outstanding performance before being promoted to assume the position of City President and Commercial Banking Director of Wachovia’s Gulf Coast Region in 2005.
Tony is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Tony was a starting linebacker on the University of Miami football team and earned earned numerous accolades for academics, athletics and community service. Among his honors were selections to the Academic All-American Team as well as the University of Miami’s Iron Arrow Honor Society, the University of Miami’s highest honor.
Tony started his banking career at SunTrust in the Management Associate Program where he received management and commercial credit training. Upon graduation from the program, Tony worked as an officer in SunTrust’s Corporate Real Estate Department before joining SouthTrust as a Commercial Relationship Manager in 1999.