Paula Drake
Paula Drake

Paula Drake has joined Birmingham’s Regions Bank as executive VP & chief communications officer, a new position at the $144B (assets) institution.

Responsible for corporate communications, marketing PR, content publishing and video production, Drake reports to chief human resources officer Dave Kennan.

The 23-year PR veteran joins Regions from Home Depot, where she was corporate and executive communications director and led teams producing content for podcasts, videos and the online newsroom.

Drake also was PR manager at UPS, account executive at Duffey Communications and media specialist for Florida’s attorney general office.

Regions have about 1,400 banks across the South, Texas and Midwest.