Executive Vice President & Chief Governance Officer, Regions Financial Corporation
Hope Mehlman joined Regions in 2006 and serves as the Chief Governance Officer and Assistant Corporate Secretary. In her position as Chief Governance Officer, Mehlman advises the Board of Directors and executive management on emerging and leading governance practices, as well as matters related to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). She manages the company’s corporate governance framework and is responsible for engaging with institutional investors and proxy advisory firms on corporate governance policies and practices, including ESG. Mehlman is also responsible for preparing the proxy statement and other accompanying materials for the Annual Meeting, the ESG Report, and other regulatory and voluntary disclosures and advising on and preparing filings for the company’s reporting obligations under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve.
Mehlman previously served as Regions’ senior compliance manager responsible for consumer compliance, BSA/AML, wealth management compliance, and enterprise monitoring and testing. From 2006 to 2010, she served as Assistant General Counsel responsible for advising lines of business on a full range of legal, regulatory, and compliance matters necessary to operate in a highly regulated industry. Prior to joining Regions, Mehlman was a partner in the Corporate/Securities and Banking/Financial Services practices at the law firm of Adams and Reese, LLP.
Mehlman received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law and her Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Institutional Investors (CII) and serves on its Policies Committee. CII is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of pension and other employee benefit funds, endowments, and foundations (combined assets of $4 trillion) and asset management firms ($35 trillion under management) and is a leading voice for effective corporate governance. Additionally, she is a member of Broadridge Financial Solutions’ Independent Steering Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of Regions Foundation ($100 MM) and sits on its Audit and Finance Committee. Furthermore, Mehlman serves as Vice President and Program Chair for the Southeastern Chapter of the Society for Corporate Governance. She is a graduate of the Momentum Women’s Leadership Program and a member of the Alabama, District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York state bars, as well as various civic, charitable, and professional organizations and councils.