John Turner Jr. (pictured) has been promoted to president of Regions Bank and Regions Financial Corp. He most recently served as a senior executive vice president, a member of the bank’s executive council and head of Regions’ corporate banking group. Turner is also responsible for corporate strategic planning and will remain head of the Corporate Banking Group. He joined Regions in 2011 as regional president of the south region and led banking operations in Alabama, Mississippi, South Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle. He was named head of Regions’ Corporate Bank in 2014.

Turner previously served as president of Whitney National Bank and Whitney Holding Corp. and was elected to that bank and holding company boards of directors. He joined Whitney in 1994.

Turner holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Georgia. He succeeds Grayson Hall who was named president in 2009. Hall will remain chairman and chief executive officer. He became CEO in 2010 and in 2013 was elected chairman of the board of directors.