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Fifth Third Appoints Heiks Head of Commercial Middle Market Banking

December 22, 2017, 08:59 AM

Fifth Third Bancorp announced that Tom Heiks, president of North Carolina – which includes the Bank’s Virginia and South Carolina employees – has been named head of Commercial Middle Market banking. In addition to his new duties, he will continue to lead the Bank as a regional president, reporting to Lars Anderson, chief operating officer.

"I am pleased to announce Tom's expansion of responsibilities," said Anderson. “He has consistently demonstrated his commitment to helping our commercial customers grow their businesses.”

Heiks has been with Fifth Third for over 25 years and has had multiple commercial banking roles in North Carolina and Michigan. He has been responsible for all aspects of client management as well as for developing and directing commercial banking, corporate treasury management and professional services banking.

“I am excited to take on this expanded role,” said Heiks. “I have a longstanding passion for helping customers capitalize on their business goals, and look forward to expanding that passion across the Bank’s footprint. I am also excited to announce that Lee Fite has been named market president.”

Fite, a lifelong native of the Carolinas, currently serves as a senior commercial banker. In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for the Carolinas Commercial banking teams reporting to Heiks. Fite will also lead the integration of all commercial capabilities and solutions.

Both will continue to reside in Charlotte, where they are active community members with commitments to numerous boards throughout North Carolina.

Heiks serves on the board of directors of the North Carolina State Chamber and the North Tryon Vision Plan. He is a member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors and is also a campaign chair for the United Way of Central Carolinas.

Fite is a board member of Discovery Place, Charlotte Regional Partners, and Wake Forest University Charlotte MBA program. He has chaired annual campaigns for the Arts and Science Council and the Bank’s United Way program.

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