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BBVA Compass names Brian Fricke Chief Information Security Officer

- Fricke: Responsible for the bank's Information Security and Engineering Risk functions

- Tenure: Fricke has nearly two decades of experience in information security and risk management

- Education: Holds two master's from George Washington University and multiple security certifications.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BBVA Compass has named Brian Fricke as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), where he will oversee the bank's Information Security and Engineering Risk functions.

BBVA Compass names Brian Fricke Chief Information Security Officer

As the bank's CISO, Fricke is responsible for setting the bank's enterprise information security policy and overseeing its information and cyber security risk functions for all its associated websites and systems. Fricke's tenure in information security and risk management spans 18 years, and includes multi-faceted experience which he brings with him to this new role.

"Brian has deep experience in building information security initiatives across a multitude of organizations and military installations," said BBVA Compass Head of Engineering Jorge Ortiz. "It's clear from his vast experience and educational pursuits that information and cyber security are his passion. We're thrilled that he's bringing that trove of experience with him to this role that is vitally important for the bank and the customers it serves."

Prior to his role at BBVA Compass, Fricke was the CISO for the Bank Ozk, where he established the first of its kind Information Security Program. He has also worked as the CISO at the Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC. Other experience includes stints at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, USAID OIG and five years as a sergeant in the Marine Corps.

Fricke is on the advisory committee on cybersecurity for executive education at the USF School of Public Affairs, a CISO steering committee member for the Mid-size Bank Coalition of America and a volunteer senior information assurance analyst for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative. He was also a member of the board of directors for OutServe.

Fricke received his executive master's of business administration from George Washington University and his master's certificate from George Washington University College of Professional Studies. He obtained his bachelor of science from National University. Fricke is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), a Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

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About BBVA Group
BBVA (BBVA) is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group has a strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey's biggest bank for market capitalization. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. More information about BBVA Group can be found at bbva.com.

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 645 branches, including 332 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found under the Investor Relations tab at bbvacompass.com. For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter, visit newsroom.bbvacompass.com, or visit bbva.com.

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