William D. Ritter
B.S. Vanderbilt University
Graduate, Stoner School of Banking
Year Elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL
Bill Ritter serves as Head of the Wealth Management group at Regions, a regional bank that operates throughout the South, Midwest and Texas and is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala. The Wealth Management group includes Private Wealth Management, Investment Services, Regions Insurance, Institutional Services and Asset Management. Ritter is a member of Regions’ Operating Committee.
Prior to assuming his current role in 2011, Ritter served as president for the Central Region, overseeing all banking operations in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Throughout his career at Regions, which he started in 1993, Ritter has served in a number of management positions, including North Central Alabama area executive; commercial banking executive with management responsibility for all Commercial Middle Market, Corporate Banking and Public, Institutional and Not for Profit activity. He also has served as commercial banking sales manager and business banking sales manager for North Central Alabama.
Ritter earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University. He is a graduate of the Stonier School of Banking at Georgetown and is a graduate of Leadership Birmingham.
Ritter serves on the board of directors for Innovation Depot and the Birmingham Museum of Art. He previously served on the board of directors for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Business Alliance, the Birmingham Zoo, the McWane Science Center, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.