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BBVA Compass Appoints Guillermo Trevino to its Board of Directors
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Guillermo Trevino

 Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—BBVA Compass appointed Guillermo Trevino to the boards of directors of BBVA Compass and its parent, BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc.

Trevino, who is known as “Memo,” will serve on the boards' audit and compliance committees. He will also serve on the BBVA Compass board's wealth management and trust committees.

Trevino served as a director of the International Bank of Commerce in Laredo, Texas from 2008 until 2011.

He also served on the board of the San Antonio branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2006 until 2011.

“Memo brings a wealth of financial and business experience and he will greatly enrich our board,”  said BBVA U.S. Country manager and BBVA Compass chief executive Manolo Sanchez in a prepared statement.  “I look forward to working with him as we continue to build our U.S. franchise.”

Trevino is president of Southern Distributing, a beer and soft drink distributor, which is part of the Southern Group of companies owned and managed by the Trevino family. The companies provide warehousing and commercial waste services and make real estate investments.

“It is a great honor to be asked to serve on the BBVA Compass board,” Trevino said in a statement. “BBVA is a leader in global financial services and I look forward to the opportunity to bring a South Texas perspective to the bank's vision for the future.”

Trevino is a graduate of Rice University and received a MBA Option II degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He also attended Aspen Institute and National Association of Corporate Directors seminars.

Trevino is a past president of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce and the Laredo Development Foundation.  He is a lifetime director and past president of the Washington's Birthday Celebration, a member of the Caballeros de la Republica del Rio Grande, a founding governor of the Goliard Travel Scholarship at Rice University, a director of the Texas Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Laredo executive committee, founding treasurer of the South Texas Food Bank and member of the Texas A&M International University, College of Business, Advisory Committee.

 BBVA is a financial services group founded in 1857. The group has a solid position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States.  BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates more than 710 branches including 371 in Texas, 93 in Alabama, 78 in Arizona, 65 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 21 in New Mexico.