After 12 years of successfully managing commercial banking relationships at BBVA Compass, the bank has promoted Andrea Smith to San Antonio city president.
Smith brings more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, she worked as a commercial relationship manager at the bank in Birmingham, Ala., and focused on governmental and institutional lending to nonprofits, universities and municipalities. She also brings expertise in health care, commercial and industrial lending.
“Given the strong business climate in San Antonio, including the health care and government sectors, we believe this will be a very good fit,” said BBVA Compass Head of Commercial Banking Rafael Bustillo. “San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the U.S., so it’s a very important market for BBVA Compass.”
Prior to joining BBVA Compass, Smith spent six years in community banking at Lamar Bank and Pike County National Bank in Mississippi. She previously 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.
Smith earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, she completed the BBVA Compass UT School of Management program and Alabama-based executive programs such as Project Corporate Leadership and Leadership Birmingham.