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Breaking through the Barriers to Success with Purpose

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Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) invites you to a special session of “View from the Top Executive Leadership Series,” featuring Kala Gibson, Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking for Fifth Third Bank. As an executive leader, Mr. Gibson will focus his thoughts on the topic “Breaking through the Barriers to Success with Purpose.”

This session is scheduled:

Date:              Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Time:             12 noon, EDT

Featuring:    Kala Gibson

Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking for Fifth Third Bank.

Location:      Virtual and hosted on ZOOM

Recorded:     Yes, this call will be recorded.

Urban Financial Services Coalition has presented the View from the Top Executive Leadership for several years, providing minority financial professionals, members, and communities of color the opportunity to learn from some of the nation’s (and the world’s) leading executives as they talk about their careers and leadership experiences.


Speaker’s Bio:

Kala Gibson

Kala Gibson

Executive Vice President

Head of Business Banking

Fifth Third Bank

Kala Gibson is executive vice president and head of Business Banking. He oversees strategic planning, operations, sales force, and products for the division. Business Banking serves clients with annual revenues up to $20 million across 1,155 banking centers and 10 states. Kala joined Fifth Third in 2011 as a senior vice president and Business Banking executive for Eastern Michigan. In that role, he was responsible for the performance and strategic sales delivery across eight counties in Southeastern Michigan. Kala started his career at Comerica Bank in Detroit. He has over 27 years of experience in retail, community and small business banking, middle-market and asset-based lending, and credit administration.

Kala earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University and an MBA from Michigan State University. As an active member of his community, Kala dedicates his time and expertise to a variety of causes, including:

  • Executive and finance committee member, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History;
  • Finance committee member for the board, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center;
  • Board of Trustees member, ArtsWave in Cincinnati;
  • Member of the Business Banking Executive Circle;
  • Board president, MORTAR, an urban entrepreneurship organization; and
  • Board member, National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Kala has received several awards for his civic and professional contributions, including Fifth Third Bank Leader of the Year – Fifth Third Bank Community Commitment, the Michigan Chronicle’s Men of Excellence, and Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40.

Register here at https://UFSCVFTKalaGibson.eventbrite.com

To learn more about UFSC and its upcoming events, visit www.ufscnet.org


September 16, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT
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