Truist’s DeVon Lang ‘Excited To Serve’

Truist's DeVon Lang
DeVon Lang | image by DeVon Lang/LinkedIn

When Truist North Texas regional President Christian Corts resigned in April, the financial services giant turned to DeVon Lang as his replacement.

Lang, 40, was a natural choice, having been with the company as a manager since 2010.

“Excited to serve our incredible teammates, clients, and communities in North Texas,” Lang wrote on his LinkedIn page. He was met with more than 100 replies of “congratulations.”

Lang is based at the bank’s new regional headquarters in Dallas’ Crescent Complex.

“DeVon is a strategic leader with significant regional and industry knowledge, and a focus on delivering exceptional client care, which will further our commitment to Dallas and our North Texas region,” Tony Coley, the South regional president for Truist, said in a press release.

“Through DeVon’s leadership, Truist’s North Texas teammates will advise businesses through all stages of growth to help them achieve their goals and deliver on our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities,” Coley added.

Lang will be responsible for leading commercial banking teams.

Lang was named managing director of Energy Corporate Banking when he joined the company in 2010. He previously worked as an assistant vice president at Comerica.

In an interview with the Dallas Business Journal, Lang said the bank invested in his career.

“When I moved to Dallas to be the middle-market team leader, this was identified as my next potential step,” Lang told the publication.

Lang has a Bachelor of Science in finance from Louisiana State University and an MBA from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

The Dallas resident has made community service a priority. He serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Dallas and the Dallas Citizens Council.

“I am passionate about empowering the next generation through financial literacy, career readiness, and entrepreneurship lessons,” Lang said when he joined the Junior Achievement Board in 2022. “These skills are critical to closing the wealth gap.”

Among its community-oriented contributions, Truist was the title sponsor of the 15th Annual Day at the Races on May 6, which coincided with the 2023 Kentucky Derby. The event benefited the Turtle Creek Conservancy.

In November, Truist donated $10 million to the Dallas Housing Opportunity Fund (DHOF), as reported by The Dallas Express. The City of Dallas seeded the DHOF with $6 million to construct lower-cost units for households earning at or below 120% of an area’s median income.

“It’s our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities,” Truist states on its website. “And we prove it — with care.”

Corts left Truist for a director’s job at Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio.

Truist, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, was formed after the merger of BB&T and SunTrust banks in 2019. It had $555 billion in assets as of December 3, making it one of the 10 largest commercial banks in the country.

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