L. Phillip Humann has been named chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks Inc., effective March 21. He will succeed James B. Williams, who is retiring that day, his 65th birthday.

Mr. Humann, 52, joined Trust Company of Georgia, a predecessor of SunTrust, in 1969. He has served in numerous executive positions throughout his career, including chairman and CEO of SunTrust Bank, Atlanta.

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