Regions Bank's area wealth executive for the private wealth management division's Midwest team is expanding his role.

Brendan Freeman was named the company's regional wealth executive for Mid-America and will oversee Regions Private Wealth Management teams serving clients in nine states, the Birmingham, Ala.-based bank announced on Monday.

Specifically he will supervise teams in St. Louis; Dallas-Fort Worth; Houston;  Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; Nashville, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Little Rock, Ark.; and Shreveport, La. In his previous role, he oversaw teams in Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, the bank said.

Freeman succeeds John Parker, who was recently named head of Institutional Services, which provides institutional trust, corporate trust, and endowments and foundations services. 

Freeman, who will remain based in St. Louis, joined Regions in 2013.  Prior to that, he served as the president of Private Banking and Advisory Services at Enterprise Bank and Trust Company for four years.  He also served as a senior vice president and private client advisor for eight years at U.S. Trust and as a wealth advisor for Strong Capital Management.

"Brendan's leadership, coupled with his track record of consistently strong business performance, as well as a commitment to delivering a best-in-class client experience, make him a natural fit for the role of regional executive," Anne Copeland, head of Private Wealth Management, said in the announcement. 

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