- The bank's six-member research team analyzes the U.S. economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy
Amanda Augustine has joined the BBVA Compass economic research team, led by the chief economist Nathaniel Karp. The bank's six-member research team analyzes the U.S. economy and Federal Reserve monetary policy. The economic research team also follows a variety of issues that affect the Sunbelt states where BBVA Compass operates.
Before joining the bank, Augustine worked as a project manager at consulting firm American World Services Corp. in Washington, D.C., focusing on the health care sector.
"We are pleased to have Amanda join us as her expertise on health care will add depth on a topic that's so important to our economy," said Nathaniel Karp, chief economist for BBVA Compass.
Augustine earned her MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and a bachelor's degree in business administration and Spanish from American University in Washington, D.C.
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 672 branches, including 341 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 77 in Arizona, 62 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 in Colorado and 20 in New Mexico, and commercial and private client offices throughout the U.S. 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 (5th).