Last month, Regions Bank named Clara Green as  executive vice president and lead the Diversity and Inclusion Center of Expertise in Regions’ Human Resources Group.  The role will allow Green to head the diversity and inclusion efforts of the bank as it pertains to its workforce.

Green is a former General Electric Co. executive, most recently occupying the position of “diversity and inclusion leader for GE Power, encompassing 60,000 employees globally. She was also diversity and inclusion leader for GE Power’s Power Services subsidiary, and organization and talent development leader for GE Power & Water Power Generation Services.”

Regions Financial Corporation is the only member of the Fortune 500 located in Alabama and one of the 50 largest banks in America with over $120 billion in total assets. According to AL, “Green is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor of science degree in industrial relations, and a member of the Society of Human Resources Managers and the Atlanta Diversity Managers Affinity Group.”

This move comes at a time when more financial institutions are touting diversity hires, specifically those located on the eastern USA.  If you’re looking to connect with a financial institution, now may be the best time.