Chattanooga Banker Michael Butler Joins Chase

Friday, July 19, 2013

Chattanooga banker Michael Butler has joined Chase to lead its expansion efforts into Jacksonville, FL, where the bank has 4,000 employees and plans to add more than a dozen branches.

Prior to joining Chase, Mr. Butler was the region president for SunTrust Bank in Chattanooga, where he led the retail, commercial and private wealth management lines of business. He started his banking career with Southeast Bank in Florida and later spent 14 years with SunTrust Bank in Orlando. He is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS degree in Finance.

“We are thrilled to have Mike Butler join our team in the Commercial Bank. He is a seasoned banker who is respected and revered in Tennessee and Florida,” said Stefanie Mansueto, market leader for Chase in Chattanooga.

Mark Bensabat, the Southeast U.S. segment head for Chase said, “I’ve known Mike for almost 35 years—he is as solid a banker as you can get. We welcome him to Chase in Florida and as a key leader in our Southeast expansion effort.” 

In addition to the branch expansion in Jacksonville, Chase is adding its business and commercial banking services in the city. Mr. Butler will lead the commercial banking effort, in addition to being Chase’s market president for Jacksonville.

 



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