Rosilyn Houston

BBVA Compass
Senior Executive VP and Chief Talent & Cultural Executive

Rosilyn Houston, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Talent and Cultural Executive at BBVA Compass, received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Phoenix and Master’s from the University of Redlands.

Rosilyn has overall responsibility for providing leadership in recruitment and staffing; compensation and benefits; employee engagement and corporate culture; diversity & inclusion; talent development & training; employee satisfaction and retention; payroll administration; workforce planning; corporate premises and services, and compliance with all employment-related legal and governmental regulations and requirements for the nearly 11,000 US workforce at BBVA Compass.

Rosilyn’s teams are noted as high performing and award-winning. Reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, Onur Genç, Rosilyn is the highest ranking female in the U.S., and the first African American to serve on the bank’s management committee. Among her many awards and recognition, Rosilyn is named to several prestigious honor rolls: Woman Who Shape the State of Alabama, American Banker’s Women to Watch, and Black Enterprise Most Powerful Women and Most Powerful Corporate Executives in America.

A southern California native, Rosilyn is a proud mother of three accomplished children, ages 29, 23, and 15. She is a board member of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Smile-a-mile, and the Maranathan Academy Executive Board. She is an active volunteer with Children’s Hospital of Alabama Committee for the Future, Leadership Birmingham, Momentum Leaders, and Mentor to many.  Rosilyn is a Momentum alumna, and is also a member of the prestigious Executive Leadership Council, Jack and Jill of America, Inc, and the Tri-County (AL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.

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