Scott Stanzel
Scott Stanzel

Scott Stanzel, who held several key communications positions in the George W. Bush White House, is joining Truist Financial Corporation as EVP and CCO effective Oct. 1.

Stanzel will lead Truist's corporate communications function, overseeing internal and external communications from the bank's Charlotte, NC, headquarters, reporting to chief legal officer and head of public affairs Ellen Fitzsimmons.

He recently managed VP for corporate communications at Capital One Financial Corporation. He was previously director, of corporate communications at Amazon, a senior product manager at Microsoft and ran his own firm, Stanzel Communications.

In the Bush II White House, Stanzel managed media relations and served as a spokesman for the President on issues including domestic policy and homeland security.

"Scott is a forward-thinking, compelling leader with an extensive banking, technology and public sector background. His experience and insights will immediately help Truist even more constructively and impactfully engage our numerous stakeholders," said Fitzsimmons.