Regions Financial Corp. announced that Willie Anthony O’Neal, Jr. has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in Jackson, effective immediately.
O’Neal is a third-generation business leader and pioneer with more than 28 years of professional experience in the areas of engineering, program & project management, business development & marketing, quality management and business operations.
In 2015, O’Neal was selected as a State of Mississippi Small Business Person of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration while simultaneously serving as the program manager for a major City of Jackson Wastewater Treatment facility upgrade which garnered an Excellence in Design Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies – State of MS Chapter.
Previously, O’Neal was Director of Quality for Electro National Corporation, an Aerospace components manufacturing firm, and President of his previous company, The Magnolia Management Group, Inc., a quality and program management consulting firm.
O’Neal earned a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering as an esteemed Weyerhaeuser Corporation Scholar at Mississippi State University. He is a longtime resident of Jackson and a member of Abundant Life Christian Church. He has one son, Jordan; a godson, Deaunte; and goddaughter, Billie.
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