Brian Lamb serves as executive vice president and head of Retail Banking and Retail Brokerage at Fifth Third Bank, where he is responsible for the division’s performance, objectives, products, operations and strategies. He leads more than 8,000 employees and oversees more than 1,150 financial centers and approximately 2,500 ATMs across the company’s footprint.
Brian has held a variety of leadership roles since joining Fifth Third in 2006, including as head of Wealth & Asset Management and chief corporate responsibility and reputation officer. In the latter role, he oversaw the Bank’s civic commitments and reputation management, including execution of the Bank’s five-year, $32 billion Community Commitment. He also was regional president of Fifth Third Bank (North Florida) and chief financial officer of the Tampa Bay market.
Before joining Fifth Third, Brian served as chief financial officer for Home Discovery Real Estate Services Corp., a statewide residential real estate business. He began his career with TECO Energy, where he held key positions, including director of financial services.
Brian earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of South Florida. He also is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate Banking School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian is a member of the Greater Southwestern Ohio Urban League Board of Directors and serves as a member of the Florida Board of Governors. Previously, he served as chairman for the University of South Florida Board of Trustees, was a member of the Florida Council of 100 Board of Directors and the United Way Suncoast Campaign Cabinet. He also served as chairman of the audit committee for the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors and chairman of the Tampa Bay Partnership.
Brian was named to Savoy Magazine’s 2018 list of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. He was a 2016 Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame inductee by the Florida Council on Economic Education and is the recipient of the University of South Florida Donald A. Gifford Service Award and the University of South Florida Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He received an honorary doctorate from Bethune-Cookman University.