Evelyn Lee

President, Greater Washington Region, Truist
D.C. Policy Center Board of Directors

Evelyn K. Lee is President, Greater Washington Region at Truist Financial Corporation. She assumed her current position in December 2019, upon the closing of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc.  

In this role, Lee is the company’s senior leader in the market responsible for delivering the full complement of the company’s services to clients in the area and directing the commercial business.   

Prior to her current role, Lee had been with SunTrust for 20 years and was senior vice president and head of senior living for the wholesale banking practice where she led a team of bankers, who covered national clients in the senior living and skilled nursing sectors. Previous roles included senior risk officer for Greater Washington, commercial team leader for the Not for Profit Division and senior portfolio manager for Corporate Banking for SunTrust Robinson Humphries.  

Lee is a founding board member of the DC International Charter School (DCI), one of the district’s largest charter schools. Lee sits on the executive committee of the Board of Trade as well as the boards of Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, United Way of the National Capitol Area, Goodwill of Greater Washington, the Metropolitan Police Department Foundation and the Washington Airports Task Force.  She will complete the Leadership Greater Washington program in June of 2021.    

Lee was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and is fluent in French. She resides in the District with her husband and two daughters.