Regions revamps Indiana territory as regional banks reshuffle

A second regional bank in the metro area in as many months has announced a change in its Indiana leaders and territories.

Birmingham, Ala.-based Regions Bank said Monday that Mike Hart, president for Indiana, Illinois and a portion of Kentucky, will move to St. Louis to take over a newly organized territory. It will consist of Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Western Kentucky.

Indiana gets a new president and new footprint, as well.

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Leslie Carter-Prall, a wealth management executive for the bank in Indianapolis, will serve as president of Indiana, along with Regions’ commercial banking offices in Chicago and Cincinnati.

That new territory also will include Jefferson County in Kentucky, and the Illinois counties of Clark, Crawford and Wabash.

Carter-Prall also has experience in retail banking, sales, marketing, training branch management and commercial banking.

Carter-Prall was named to IBJ’s “Forty Under 40” List in 2003.

“Leslie has deep roots in Indiana, and she has been instrumental in the success of Regions’ Private Wealth Management team,” said Ronnie Smith, Mid-America regional president for Regions, which has assets of $117 billion.

Last month, another big regional player announced it was making changes to leaders and to its territory structure.

Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank said its Indiana president, Nancy Huber, would retire on May 15. It has tapped veteran banker Steven Alonso to head to the central Indiana region, which will be combined with the bank’s southern Indiana territory.  The head of that affiliate, John Daniel, will retire. 



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