Mike Brenan is the Regional President for Truist Financial Corporation. He oversees the South Carolina region’s team of experienced financial professionals dedicated to serving the company’s diverse mix of clients, including: business banking; commercial banking; middle market banking; and regional commercial real estate.
With more than 46 years of experience, Mike began his banking career in 1975 as a management trainee. In 1988, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank One, Portsmouth. In 1994, he became Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of MainStreet Financial Corporation. In 1998 MainStreet was acquired by BB&T Corporation and Mike has been the Regional President in South Carolina since 1999. Mike was named Regional President for the South Carolina Region of the newly formed Truist Financial Corporation in 2019.
Passionate about inspiring and building better lives and communities, Mike serves in various capacities on numerous boards, to include SCBIO, Midlands Business Leadership Group, Palmetto Promise Institute, the Trinity Forum, SC Philharmonic, TransformSC, and the South Carolina Collaborative for Race and Reconciliation. Previously, he served as Chairman of United Way of the Midlands, Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Palmetto Business Forum, Moore School of Business Partnership Foundation and Central SC Economic Development Alliance. Mike is the Governor’s appointee to the South Carolina State Board of Education. He has also received the Business Leader of the Year award from the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce, the Humanitarian of the Year Award form United Way of the Midlands, and the Distinguished Service Award from the University of South Carolina.
Mike holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Bowling Green State University. Mike and his wife Julie have four children, Erin, Andrew, Rob, and Molly.
Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities. With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 million households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country. The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management.Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is the sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. Truist Bank, Member FDIC. Learn more at https://www.truist.com/