Brian Peters is the Regional Executive and Head of Southeast Corporate Banking at Citizens Bank. He joined Citizens in December 2016 with the mandate to build a corporate banking business in the states from Virginia and Kentucky heading south to include Florida and west to include Texas.
Brian joined Citizens following a successful 21-year career at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. He held a number of leadership roles there including the Head of National Corporate Banking, Head of the Commercial Banking Line of Business, Head of Consumer & Retail Investment Banking and Head of Financial Services and Technology Investment Banking. Previously, Brian managed the eastern U.S. Operations of Ritchie Bros. and he began his career with a five-year stint at Mellon Bank.
Active in the Atlanta, Georgia, community, he has served as the Chairman of the Board of a non-profit technology firm and is currently volunteering with a local high school. He received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Western Kentucky University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $153.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,300 ATMs and approximately 1,150 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products, and asset finance.
Dean Trevelino served in executive positions with three of the largest global public relations firms, spanning 16 years. His desire to launch his own firm in 2003 with long-time colleague, Genna Keller, was motivated by an interest in taking an entrepreneurial approach to the changing communications landscape. Founded in 2003, Trevelino/Keller is a full-service digital public relations and marketing firm, ranked last year as this year’s 10th fastest growing firm in the U.S., second in the Southeast. It delivers an outcome-based philosophy with services in public relations, digital/social marketing, demand generation and creative services. With deep industry expertise in seven practice areas, it boasts a bold approach to serving four dynamic markets – Disruptive Forces, Category Pioneers, Stealth Leaders and Wonder Women. Dean’s background includes launching products, companies and campaigns that have left indelible impressions on industries, including the PR launch of the Chick-fil-a Cow Campaign, the scale and sale of Moe’s Southwest Grill, reputation management support during the BP Gulf Oil Crisis, managing public relations for the largest Atlanta Olympic Sponsor, introducing Starbucks to the Southeast, and more recently, the launch of Carvana, one of the more successful Atlanta company launches in the last 10 years. Dean has appeared in print and television on topics ranging from public relations, real estate, small business, crisis preparedness and franchising. Published on Creative Public Relations with the Inside the Minds Series, Dean has spoken at industry shows such as NRA, Dine America, Social Media Atlanta and more. Dean earned an M.A. in organizational communications from The University of Alabama and a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University where he wrestled. Today he spends his spare time competing as an ultrarunner.