BB&T in Winston-Salem, N.C., has filled a key role that would have been vacated in a few months.

The $212 billion-asset company said in a press release Tuesday that Brant Standridge will succeed Steven Wiggs as its lending group manager on Aug. 1. Wiggs announced in May that he would retire on Sept. 30, though BB&T did not name his replacement at that time.

Standridge, president of BB&T’s north Texas region, will be responsible for managing BB&T’s specialized businesses, including insurance premium finance, equipment finance and Grandbridge Real Estate Capital.

Standridge is one of three employees tapped to join BB&T’s executive management team. The others are Dontá Wilson and Jim Godwin.

Wilson, who is president of BB&T’s northern Georgia region, was named chief experience officer. In that role, he will work to improve BB&T’s enterprise sales and client service performance. His duties including corporate marketing to multicultural banking.

Godwin was promoted to deputy chief risk officer in January. 
BB&T is replacing several departing members of its executive management team. Ricky Brown, the company’s president, is set to retire at the end of this year. Cynthia Williams retired last week as the company’s chief corporate communications officer.

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