Muriel Garr is the Vice President and Regional Community Development Manager of SunTrust Bank. In this capacity she is responsible for overseeing the Bank’s community development programs for the greater Washington market, managing the implementation of the strategic direction of the Bank’s initiatives focusing on lending, investment and services for low-to-moderate income persons and communities. Muriel serves as the Bank’s primary liaison within the company regarding community development issues, communicating with influential leaders and groups, then interprets and evaluates market needs and determines SunTrust’s role in servicing those needs.
Ms. Garr has over 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. She serves on numerous boards and committees of organizations focused on financial empowerment, homeownership, community and economic development. Her current board and committee service includes: District of Columbia Veterans Affairs Medical Center Steering Committee; FSC First Bankers Task Force; LISC – Washington, DC Advisory Committee. From January 2003 through December 2004, Ms. Garr was the President of the Metropolitan Washington Bankers Group, a membership organization comprised of community development officers from financial institutions in the Washington metropolitan area
A 2007 graduate of the Harvard Senior Executives in State and Local Government program, Ms. Garr is the mother of two children.