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Regions Bank Appoints Mauldin as Head of the Healthcare Specialized Industry Group

November 21, 2019, 08:00 AM
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Regions Bank announced that John Barton will retire from Regions, and will be succeeded as head of the Healthcare Specialized Industry Group by Mike Mauldin, DHA, CPA. Barton joined Regions in 2009 and has been instrumental in expanding the bank’s Specialized Industries unit, including the Healthcare Group, since joining the bank in 2009.

“John’s leadership has helped enhance and diversify our capabilities to meet client needs, including the recent addition of a Seniors Housing team to our healthcare practice, and his strategic impact will be long lasting,” said Ward Cheatham, head of Corporate Banking at Regions. “We have deep gratitude for the contributions John has made to both Regions and the Corporate Bank and wish him well in his retirement.”

Barton’s accomplishments at Regions are wide-ranging, from building a talented team, to establishing solid, long-term client relationships, Cheatham says. Barton will remain with Regions until the end of 2019 to help ensure a smooth leadership transition for associates and clients.

Mauldin joined Regions in 2016 as Managing Director of the Healthcare Group. His experience includes more than 30 years in the healthcare industry, including leadership and executive roles with various healthcare providers, health systems and healthcare consultants. Mauldin also serves as an adjunct professor of accounting in the Massey School of Business at Belmont University. Mauldin earned his master’s in accounting from Florida State University, and his Doctor of Health Administration degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.

“Regions is fortunate to have the depth of experience and talent that we have within our Specialized Industries teams, and we are delighted to have Mike lead the Healthcare Group," said Cheatham. "We’re confident that Mike’s expansive experience within this space and the foundation he has established at Regions will result in continued success for our healthcare banking team and the clients we serve.”

Regions is a recognized market leader in middle-market and small to mid-cap healthcare and tax-exempt financing. Regions' dedicated Healthcare bankers bring deep industry knowledge, experience, insight and understanding to support clients' growth and development. Regions' relationship-oriented approach offers for-profit, not-for-profit and private equity sponsors the senior level focus and attention necessary to achieve innovative solutions, seamless execution and timely, professional service.

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