BBVA Compass talent and culture executive Rosilyn Houston is among a group of corporate female heavyweights named by Black Enterprise as 2017’s “Most Powerful Women in Business.”

The magazine’s research-based listing spotlights influential executives who are contributing to the business priorities of their organization.

Black Enterprise is committed to bringing the age of opportunity to all entrepreneurs and professionals throughout this nation through exposure, education and empowerment,” Houston said. “This closely reflects BBVA Compass’ and my personal mission to shine the light on all our people by engaging them with the resources they need to achieve a bright and purposeful career.”

Houston began her banking career nearly 30 years ago as a part-time teller, eventually taking on district- and regional-level leadership roles at BBVA Compass, including n orth Texas regional executive for consumer and commercial banking and retail executive of California and the east region.

Under her direction from 2011 to 2014, the east region, which includes Alabama and Florida, had the bank’s top-performing profile in operating profit and efficiency ratio.

“BBVA Compass has been instrumental in my professional endeavors, and now I’m in a position to help others, from all walks of life, find their road to success and become powerful business leaders,” Houston said. “I have the privilege to positively affect our business by investing in our people.”


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