November 2012 Client Letter
This month I had lunch with retired BB&T Chairman and CEO, John Allison. Speaking with John was a special privilege given his unique background in the financial industry. John was the longest-serving CEO of a top-25 financial institution, serving BB&T from 1989 through 2008. During his 20-year term, BB&T grew from $4.5 billion to $152 billion in assets, becoming the 10th-largest financial services holding company headquartered in the United States.