Regions Financial Corp (RF) recently declared that Hope D. Mehlman has been named Chief Governance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary.

In this newly created position, Mehlman will report directly to Fournier J. “Boots” Gale, III, General Counsel for Regions Financial Corporation. She will advise the Board of Directors and executive administration on corporate governance best practices, assess and monitor the company’s corporate governance framework, and serve as a liaison to external stakeholders, counting institutional stockholders, regarding corporate governance matters.

“Strong corporate governance is foundational to a sustainable business, and designating a Chief Governance Officer further solidifies our commitment to maintaining the highest standards in corporate governance and integrity to benefit customers, associates, shareholders and communities,” said Gale. “Hope brings an exclusive background in law, compliance and corporate governance to this important position, and we are happy to have an individual of her caliber leading our efforts to strengthen and refine our corporate governance practices.”

Mehlman joined Regions in 2006 and has served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, in addition to Senior Compliance Manager. Before joining Regions, Mehlman was a partner in the Banking/Financial Services Group at the law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP.

Mehlman received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She received her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law and her Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Mehlman is a member of the Alabama, District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York state bars, in addition to various civic, charitable and professional organizations and councils.

Citigroup Inc (C) declared the Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I), a landmark effort to encourage technology innovators from around the world to create cutting-edge solutions to promote integrity, accountability and transparency in the public sector and beyond.

The program, led by Citi in partnershipwith public and private sector allies, will provide public sector entities with access to tech innovators and their ideas on how to increase transparency and efficiency. T4I will also provide the support and infrastructure that tech innovators need to tailor new technology solutions for this market.

T4I is structured as a global open innovation competition, where companies of any type or size can submit technology solutions. The challenge will seek to source innovation in a number of areas, counting government transactions and procurement; culture, ethics and citizen engagement; cutting red tape; and information security and identity.

Selected participants will enroll in a virtual accelerator program, which will provide mentoring, curriculum and infrastructure support to assist them enhance their submissions. Finalists will showcase their solutions at one of six Demo Days in cities around the world, counting Buenos Aires, Dublin, Hyderabad, Mexico City and Singapore in May and June. Because of the open nature of the competition, award recipients from the Demo Days will have the opportunity to work with any business, organization or government interested in exploring innovative integrity tools.



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