James M. Wells III is responsible for Commercial, Retail, Mortgage and Private Client Services lines of business in his role as vice chairman. In addition he has senior executive responsibility for Marketing, Corporate Strategy and the Company's technology and operations organization. Jim began his career as at SunTrust predecessor United Virginia Bankshares in Richmond. Throughout his career, Jim has held senior positions in commercial and corporate banking, retail banking, mortgage banking, corporate and treasury management services and trust and investments. Prior to being appointed vice chairman, Jim was chief executive officer of Crestar Bank, which is now SunTrust Mid-Atlantic.