People: Regions Financial Corp (RF)
25 Jul 2014
Mr. John D. Johns is Independent Director of Regions Financial Corp. Since 2003, Mr. Johns has served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Protective Life Corporation, a holding company whose subsidiaries provide insurance and other financial services. Mr. Johns also serves as a director of Alabama Power Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Southern Company. Alabama Power Company has no publicly traded common stock. Prior to joining Protective in 1993, Mr. Johns was Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Sonat, Inc. from 1988 to 1993 and was a founding partner of the Birmingham-based law firm of Maynard, Cooper & Gale from 1984 to 1988. At Genuine Parts Company, Mr. Johns serves on the Compensation, Nominating and Governance Committee. He currently serves as Chair of Protective Life Corporation’s Finance & Investment Committee. Mr. Johns graduated from the University of Alabama and received his Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from Harvard University. Mr. Johns’ background and considerable experience as a senior executive of a large insurance corporation, his extensive exposure to complex financial issues at large public companies, his leadership in other business, economic development, civic, educational, and not-for-profit organizations, and his seasoned business judgment are valuable to the Company’s Board and make him well qualified to be a member of Regions’ Board.
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