Kevin Lavender

Kevin Lavender

Board Chair

Kevin Lavender is executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking for Fifth Third Bancorp. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s vertically integrated commercial sales teams, Capital Markets, Specialty Lending and Treasury Management businesses. He also is a member of the Enterprise committee.

Kevin joined Fifth Third in 2005 as senior vice president and head of national corporate healthcare lending. In January 2009, he was named senior vice president and managing director of large corporate and specialized lending, a role in which he oversaw international and large corporate finance in addition to national health care finance. He most recently served as head of corporate banking.

Before joining Fifth Third, Kevin served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions, responsible for overseeing all Tennessee-chartered depository and non-depository financial institutions. Before that, he was co-founder and executive vice president of MediSphere Health Partners Inc., a private specialty physician practice management company. He began his career as group vice president for healthcare lending with SunTrust Bank Inc.

Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in international finance from the University of Georgia. He attended multiple courses at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Kevin serves on the board of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., Nashville City Club and Complete Tennessee. He also is a board trustee of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, board chairman of the National Museum of African American Music and serves on the Fifth Third Bank, N.A. (Tennessee) Advisory Board.