BBVA Compass Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston is among a group of corporate female heavyweights named by Black Enterprise as 2017’s “Most Powerful Women in Business”.
Headlining its Jan./Feb. issue, Black Enterprise recognized Houston and other top-ranked business leaders as the “Most Powerful Women in Business”, a research-based listing which spotlights influential executives who are contributing to the business priorities of their organization. True to her Black Enterprise recognition, Houston said she is heavily invested in supporting BBVA Compass’ pursuit to foster a first class workforce.
“Black Enterprise is committed to bringing the age of opportunity to all entrepreneurs and professionals throughout this nation through exposure, education and empowerment,” said Houston. “This closely reflects BBVA Compass’ and my personal mission to shine the light on all our people by engaging them with the resources they need to achieve a bright and purposeful career.”
Houston’s career path showcases how she rose through the ranks to earn her role on BBVA Compass’ Management Committee. She began her banking career nearly 30 years ago as a part-time teller, eventually taking on district- and regional-level leadership roles at BBVA Compass, including North Texas regional executive for Consumer and Commercial Banking and retail executive of California and the East Region. Under her direction from 2011 to 2014, the East Region, which includes Alabama and Florida, had the bank’s top performing profile in operating profit and efficiency ratio and scored high in customer satisfaction for three consecutive years.
Named BBVA Compass Chief Talent & Culture Executive in June 2015, Houston has been bringing her title to life and leveraging her professional journey as fuel to create opportunities for the bank’s diverse workforce.
“BBVA Compass has been instrumental in my professional endeavors, and now I’m in a position to help others, from all walks of life, find their road to success and become powerful business leaders,” stated Houston. “I have the privilege to positively affect our business by investing in our people.”
On Mar. 10, Houston joined her “Most Powerful Women in Business” peers to receive acknowledgement during Black Enterprise‘s 2017 Women of Power Summit in Phoenix.
The editorial and research teams of Black Enterprise, a targeted business-oriented publication with a monthly readership of six million, referenced its Corporate Directors registry and past listings, consulted associations and reviewed bios and resumes to identify the “Most Powerful Women in Business”, which includes industry leaders who hold C-suite or executive positions for some of America’s largest companies.
About BBVA Group
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) (MAD: BBVA). BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The BBVA Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico, has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States and is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s largest bank based on market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. More information about the BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.
About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 674 branches, including 345 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 75 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (4th). BBVA Compass was recently named Best Digital Bank in North America by global finance magazine Euromoney and the best regional bank in the South & West and best mobile app in Money magazine’s 2015-2016 list of the Best Banks in America.