Melani Walker

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operational Risk Management Program & Relationship Manager, SunTrust Bank

Melani Walker is a Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operational Risk Management Program and Relationship Manager with SunTrust Bank. In this capacity, she is responsible for the enterprise-wide Operational Risk Management Framework and monitoring its consistent application and adherence across the Bank.

Ms. Walker has an extensive background in the financial services industry. She is a thought leader in the operational risk management space drawing from her many years of audit, governance/oversight, project management, and process improvement experience. Melani began her professional career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen where she spent four years primarily focused on financial services and real estate clients before transitioning to the real estate investment industry. Later, she joined SunTrust Bank where she quickly rose to Group Vice President in Audit Services. She continued to hone her project management skills while functioning as Group Vice President, EPMO Governance before being promoted to her current role.

Ms. Walker is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and completed the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management Program at the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Public Accountant and also holds a certification in project management. Originally from Akron, Ohio, Melani now calls Atlanta home and has a passion for community engagement and corporate social responsibility. She has a proven track record in establishing community partnerships and has founded/managed several employee engagement programs. She is an avid supporter of the Special Olympics of Georgia where she has led many volunteer initiatives.