Kala Gibson named to Executive Leadership Council’s Class of 2022

The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) recently selected its Class of 2022 and Fifth Third Bank is excited to announce Kala Gibson, head of business banking and chief enterprise corporate responsibility officer, has been named a member of this prestigious group. The ELC is a membership organization committed to increasing the number of Black executives in C-Suite and CEO roles and on corporate boards of Fortune 1000, Global 500 and equivalent companies.

"We are excited that Kala has been selected for this highly respected honor," said Greg D. Carmichael chairman and CEO of Fifth Third Bank. "It is a priority for Fifth Third to develop and promote diverse talent, from our frontline employees to our C-suite leaders. We are proud to be among the few major financial institutions to have all of our business lending groups led by Black executives."

As part of Gibson’s ELC membership, Fifth Third will have access to diversity and inclusion research and experts, which ultimately supports the Bank’s efforts to accelerate racial equity, equality and inclusion.

"When I first learned about The Executive Leadership Council about 30 years ago, I was blown away by what this group was doing—focusing on how to mentor and grow the number of Black executives," Gibson said. "A personal goal was to one day be nominated and selected as a member to be part of that legacy. I am honored and humbled to be among this year’s class."

Learn more about The ELC at https://www.elcinfo.com/, or Fifth Third’s diversity and inclusion initiatives here.

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of Dec. 31, 2021, the Company had $211 billion in assets and operates 1,117 full-service Banking Centers, and 2,322 Fifth Third branded ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 54,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending, and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of Dec. 31, 2021, had $554 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $65 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at www.53.com. Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ® Global Select Market under the symbol "FITB."