No Wolves

The first task Marty Lanahan faced when she took over Gulf Coast operations for Regions Bank had little do with anything related to the institution’s financial picture. Instead, Lanahan, named west Florida area president for Birmingham, Ala.-based Regions in late 2012, tackled morale among the 800 employees in her territory that spreads from Lakeland through Tampa to Naples. There was also major personnel turnover in her first six months, both within the executive team and in the 120 branches she oversees. “We want entrepreneurs and people who want to make a difference,” says Lanahan. “If you are a lone wolf out there you won’t work in our culture.”