BB&T Corporation, headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., is a fast growing, highly profitable financial holding company with ~$170 billion in assets. Its bank subsidiaries operate more than 1,800 branch offices in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Alabama, Indiana, Texas, Florida and Washington, D.C. BB&T ranks No. 2 in market share in North Carolina, No. 3 in South Carolina, No. 4 in Virginia, No. 1 in West Virginia, No. 6 in Georgia, No. 7 in Maryland, No. 3 in Kentucky and No. 5 in Washington, D.C. BB&T's operating strategy distinguishes it from other financial holding companies. BB&T's banking subsidiaries are organized as a group of community banks, each with a regional president, which allows decisions to be made locally, close to the customer. This also makes BB&T's customer service more responsive, reliable and empathetic.
Since 1989, BB&T has completed the acquisition of over 55 community banks and thrifts, more than 70 insurance agencies and 21 non-bank financial services companies. This acquisition strategy has contributed significantly to BB&T's success.
Market President Profile:
Jon M. Chilton
Jon began his career in 2002 with Grubb & Ellis / Wilson Kibler in Columbia, S.C. He served as both Property Manager and Commercial Broker at the firm. In 2006, Jon joined BB&T and entered the Leadership Development Program in January of 2007. From 2007-2016, Jon served BB&T in Columbia as a Commercial Relationship Manager and Regional Corporate Banker. In August of 2016, Jon was promoted as the Greenville Market President for BB&T. He has served BB&T nearly 12 years in the State of South Carolina.
Jon is responsible for the leading the Greenville Commercial Banking Team and working alongside all of the Greenville BB&T associates to fulfill our Mission “to create the best financial institution possible”.
University of South Carolina; Bachelor of Science in Real Estate/Finance – Minor in Political Science (August 2002)
BB&T Leadership Development Program (2007)
South Carolina Bankers School (July 2012)
Leadership Columbia (2016)
Current Treasurer - Greenville Chamber of Commerce
Board Member – Miracle Hill Ministries, Inc.
Member – Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church, Greenville SC