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Jerry W. Powell, Executive Leadership Team

Jerry W. Powell

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Cadence Bancorporation and Cadence Bank, N.A.

Jerry Powell is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Cadence Bancorporation and Cadence Bank, N.A. Prior to joining Cadence in 2011, Powell served as special counsel at Jones Walker in the firm’s Financial Services Section. Prior to that, Powell was the General Counsel for BBVA Compass in the United States and General Counsel of Compass Bank, a position he held for more than 25 years. Before joining Compass, he was a lawyer at a general-practice firm in Birmingham with an emphasis on litigation, creditor’s rights and consumer compliance.

Powell serves as a board member of AIDS Alabama and was a founding director of Magic Moments, an organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of terminally ill children. He is a member of the President’s Advisory Council of Birmingham-Southern College and Chairman of the Farrah Law Alumni Society at the University of Alabama School of Law. In addition, he is a member of the American Bar Association and the Alabama Bar Association. Mr. Powell is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, and the University of Alabama School of Law, with honors.



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