Royce Sutton, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank

Royce Sutton, Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank


Royce Sutton, Vice President Community and Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank St. Louis has been promoted toSenior Vice President, Community and Economic Development for Fifth Third Bank St. Louis. Sutton directs the bank’s community innovation business partnerships and the delivery of banking products and services that empower emerging communities.


Sutton was named private sector business executive of the year by MOKAN and he has received recognitions from organizations like the American Bankers Association and the Indiana Bankers Association for his leadership in creating community sustainability initiatives.  By leading the *eBus Financial Empowerment initiatives in St. Louis, Sutton and his team have helped over 3,000 individuals with free tax preparation and credit counseling provided by Clearpoint Credit Counseling Agency. He also helped the Hazelwood School District receive recognition from the Missouri Department of Higher Education for coordinating the most productive “FASFA Frenzy” in the state of Missouri. (The FAFSA Frenzy is an event where students and parents are educated on how to apply for student loans and grants.)


Sutton serves on the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis board, the United Way of Greater St. Louis Charmaine Chapman Society Leadership Team, the St. Louis Regional Unbanked Taskforce Steering Committee, and is an active member of First Baptist Church of Chesterfield.


Sutton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma National Community Development Lending School and he has Master’s of Public Administration and Bachelor’s of Science degrees from Indiana State University.


A native of Evansville, Indiana, Sutton and his wife Lori have four children: Taryn, Quinn, Austin and William.



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