Auburn University
Bank Directors' College Raymond J. Harbert College of Business

Cindy Russo

Executive Vice President Operations, AloStar Bank of Commerce, Birmingham, Alabama


Cindy has spent over 35 years in the banking industry. She began her banking career as a staff examiner for Compass Bank’s Correspondent Services Division. For three years, she performed director’s examinations for community banks across the southeast. She worked over two years in retail product development in the Marketing Division. Subsequently, she managed the Correspondent Accounting and Bond Accounting areas for five years. During her last 10 years with Compass, she was the Vice President and Manager of the Asset/Liability Management Group in the Correspondent and Investment Services Division, providing interest rate risk reporting and strategies to community bank clients.

Currently she is Executive Vice President - Operations at AloStar Bank of Commerce, based in Birmingham, Alabama. Her responsibilities include the retail bank/call center, deposit operations, loan operations, electronic banking, Correspondent Bank operations, and the IT area. She is the BSA Officer, Information Security Officer and is a member of the Sr. Management, CRA, Funding and Asset/Liability Management Committees.

She served as president of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Banking for two years and later served as State Chairman for two years. She served on the Alabama Bankers Association Marketing Committee for two years and was an instructor at the Alabama Banking School for over 20 years and the Georgia Banking School for 10 years. Cindy graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Marketing.


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