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Kala Gibson

EVP, Head of Business Banking & Chief Enterprise Corporate Responsibility Officer, Fifth Third Bank
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Cincinnati (Fifth Third Bank)

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Professional experience

Kala Gibson serves as executive vice president, head of Business Banking and chief enterprise corporate responsibility officer. In Business Banking, he oversees strategic planning, operations, salesforce, credit fulfillment and product development for Fifth Third clients with annual revenues up to $20 million. In December 2020, headed oversight of the Bank’s Community and Economic Development efforts, including Community Reinvestment Act lending and investment, and environmental, social and governance efforts. He’s chairman of the Bank’s Executive Diversity Leadership Council.

Kala joined Fifth Third in 2011 as a senior vice president and Business Banking executive for Eastern Michigan. He started his career at Comerica Bank in Detroit and has over 29 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.

Kala Gibson

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