Regions Bank has recruited a managing director from BNY Mellon Trust Co. to lead the Corporate Trust Group, the bank announced on Monday.

Julz Burgess will provide strategic direction for the group and focus on business development, client service and retention. She will also manage Regions Institutional Services' escrow business, Birmingham, Ala.-based bank said.

Burgess reports to John Parker, head of the Institutional Services Group within Regions Wealth Management, and replaces Kevin Kirby, who retired.

While at BNY Mellon, Burgess was managing director of the U.S. Corporate Finance Client Service Management team.  She has more than 24 years of experience in the corporate trust area.

"Julz has a diverse and extensive background in the corporate trust arena, and I'm pleased that she has joined my leadership team," Parker said in a statement. "Regions Corporate Trust plays an integral role helping municipalities and corporations access capital. Under Julz' leaderhisp, we will work to serve more existing Regions banking clients and engage new clients."

The bank's Corporate Trust Group is one of six units comprising the Institutional Services division.  Institutional Services is one of four divisions that make up Regions Wealth Management.

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