Kala Gibson

Kala Gibson is Senior Vice President and Head of Business Banking for Fifth Third Bank. He oversees the strategic planning and sales force delivery / effectiveness for the Line of Business. This segment of� Business Banking serves clients up to $10MM in annual revenues, across 1300 financial centers, and 12 states.�Gibson joined Fifth Third Bank in 2011 as Senior Vice President and Business Banking Executive for the Eastern MI affiliate.� There he was responsible for the performance and sales delivery across 8 counties in Southeastern MI.With 24 years of banking experience, Gibson started his career at Comerica Bank. He held numerous positions in Retail Banking, Community Banking, Small Business Banking (Group Manager), Middle Market (Credit Officer), Asset Based Lending and Credit Administration.�Kala received his Bachelors in Business Administration from Grand Valley State University.� He also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Michigan State University.Kala has received numerous awards, including the Michigan Chronicle’s “Men of Excellence” award and Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” award.�Kala Gibson is an executive and finance committee member for the Charles H. Wright Museum of African - American History Board. He is a member of the Business Banking Executive Circle and the Consumer Banker Association (CBA) - Small Business Committee.� Kala is currently serving as a member of the Cincinnati ArtsWave Regional Review Committee. Kala is also a past president of the Urban Financial Services Coalition - Detroit Chapter and national board member.��