Executive Vice President, Vice Chairman, Fifth Third Bancorp
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Lars C. Anderson is executive vice president and vice chairman, leading commercial strategy and growth initiatives. He is a member of the Bank’s Enterprise Committee. Lars joined Fifth Third Bancorp as executive vice president and chief operating officer in August 2015, leading the Commercial Bank, which included overseeing the Bank’s Middle Market, Corporate Banking, Capital Markets, Insurance and Private Equity divisions. He also had previous responsibility for the Regional Banking network, Treasury Management, and Wealth and Asset Management businesses.
Lars has more than 30 years of industry experience. Before joining Fifth Third, he was vice chairman, business bank, at Comerica. There, he led more than 20 lines of business, including middle market banking and U.S. banking. Additionally, Lars has specialized business expertise in vertical industries. He chaired the executive credit committee. Lars also led solutions teams, including those in corporate finance, treasury management services and leasing.
Prior to joining Comerica in 2010, Lars served for over 26 years in a number of roles with increasing scope and responsibility at BB&T, including leading as group banking executive.
Lars earned his bachelor’s degree from Suffolk University in Boston. He completed the advanced management program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and the executive program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Professional and Civic
Lars has served on the boards of directors of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Taft Museum of Art. He chaired the CSO’s 125th Anniversary Gala event, as well as the United Way Centennial Society. His past community activities included serving on the executive board at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and involvement with the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, as well as leadership in United Way and Dallas CASA, an organization focused on court-appointed special advocates for foster children. Lars also recently served on the public board of directors for Vantiv Inc.