CEO, Birmingham Market, BBVA Compass
Andrea Smith is BBVA Compass Birmingham CEO and has been with BBVA Compass since 2001. She is responsible for the Commercial and Consumer divisions of the bank, including Wealth Management. She relocated from the Birmingham area to San Antonio in April 2013, after 12 successful years of managing Commercial banking relationships, with her main focus on Governmental and Institutional lending to Nonprofits, Universities and Municipalities, and returned to lead the Birmingham market in October of last year. She also has strong expertise in Healthcare, Commercial and Industrial lending.
Previously, she served as President of the Board for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, and as a Board Member for the YMCA and the Railroad Park Foundation in Birmingham. Since her return, she has joined the Board of the United Way of Central Alabama.
Ms. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi. She has also completed the BBVA Management Program in Madrid Spain, BBVA Compass Management Program at University of Texas at Austin and the Executive programs such as Project Corporate Leadership and Leadership Birmingham.