BB&T Hires National Sales Manager

April 5, 2011 ( - BB&T has hired industry veteran John Shope as national sales manager for its Retirement & Institutional Services Division.

Shope will have responsibility for sales of retirement, asset management, employee benefits and corporate trust services.  

According to a press release, Shope brings to BB&T more than 25 years of success in driving growth in corporate, institutional and affluent consumer markets in the financial services industry.  Prior to joining BB&T, he held various executive sales management positions.   

Shope earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.