Allison, John A. - from United States

ID: 32555
Organization: CAT
Country of meeting: in the year 2017

John A. Allison IV intended his job with BB&T Corporation to be a stopgap between earning his bachelor's degree and attending law school. His plan was thwarted, however, when he was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. Allison subsequently spent his entire career with BB&T and grew the bank from less than $5 billion in assets to $97 billion as of June 2004, making it the ninth-largest bank in the nation. Mergers and acquisitions were a major component of that growth, as was Allison's all-pervasive philosophy.

BB&T Corporation, 1971–1972, manager, financial analysis department, 1972–1973, manager, loan officer development program, 1973–1980, regional loan administrator, 1980–1981, manager, business loan administration, 1982–1987, positions unknown, 1987, president, 1989–, chairman and chief executive officer.

Activities in the Orangization:
Board of Directors, Former President & CEO, Cato Institute