Wes Beckner joined BB&T in 1982 and in the same year completed the BB&T Management Development Program. He has held a series of positions with increasing responsibility in the bank, including service as city executive in Hickory and Wilmington, N.C. and regional president of the Valley Region in Virginia. Most recently, he served as state president for Kentucky before assuming his current position in 2010. Mr. Beckner earned a B.S. in Business Administration from East Carolina University and attended the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Active in the community, Mr. Beckner is a board member of the Charlotte Chamber and the Charlotte Regional Partnership and a member of the campaign cabinet for the United Way of Central Carolinas. While in Kentucky, he served as chairman for the Metro United Way of Louisville and was a member of the boards of Fund for the Arts and the Leadership Louisville Center.