P. Emery (Pem) Covington

P. Emery (“Pem”) Covington retired as an Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Credit Risk at Truist Bank (formerly SunTrust Bank), leading a credit execution team from 2009 through 2020 spanning a diversified exposure of businesses across the SunTrust footprint. She also served as a member of the Senior Credit Committee. Prior to joining SunTrust, Ms. Covington was a Managing Director at NewStar Financial from 2004, creating the Portfolio Management platform. Prior to joining NewStar Financial, Ms. Covington served in various leadership and credit-oriented roles at Fleet Boston Financial Group over a period of 24 years, most recently as Executive Vice President. Ms. Covington began her career as part of the Corporate Bank loan officer and management training program at Chemical Bank. Ms. Covington holds an A.B. in English (cum laude with Honors) from Smith College. She previously served on the Board of Risk Management Associates, including as Chair of the Professional Development Council and the Specialized Lending Council, and on the Board of the Women and Infants Foundation Board in Providence, Rhode Island.