- Jason Leal will work to increase brand awareness of the bank in the growing market
- Leal is a veteran banker with deep local roots brings 24 years of banking experience
BBVA Compass announced that Jason Leal has been named its market president of the Upper Rio Grande Valley, where he will lead efforts to increase brand awareness and represent the bank's interests in the growing market.
Leal will provide leadership for all commercial banking activities, including business development and market leadership coordination, in an area that is experiencing solid growth in the health care and retail industries. He joined the BBVA Compass team eight years ago and most recently served as a commercial underwriting center manager.
"Jason's a proven local leader and a Rio Grande Valley native, so this is a natural fit," said BBVA Compass Texas Border Region CEO Hector Chacon. "He has adapted to change, maintained a strong reputation in the community and has remained committed to our success. I am certain he will continue to establish and strengthen our client relationships in the market and help contribute to our future success."
Leal, who began his career in 1989 at the Rio Grande Valley-based Texas State Bank, has 24 years of banking experience with BBVA Compass and its legacy banks. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Brownsville, is a board member and vice president of Affordable Homes of South Texas, board member and president of the McAllen Country Club, board member and chairman of the Leadership McAllen Alumni Association and was recently placed on the University of Texas-Pan American Foundation Board of Trustees.
BBVA Compass is a subsidiary of BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of BBVA. BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt region of the United States.