Samuel M. Tortorici

President and COO at Cadence Bank


Samuel M. Tortorici is President and Chief Operating Officer of Cadence Bancorporation and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Bank, N.A. Prior to joining Cadence in 2011, he had a 24-year career at AmSouth Bancorporation and successor Regions Financial, where he held a number of senior commercial, finance and general banking leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer of AmSouth. Immediately before joining Cadence, Mr. Tortorici led Regions' Commercial & Industrial business, comprised of over 500 banking professionals across 16 states, more than $40 billion in loans and deposits, and with annual revenue exceeding $1 billion. While at Regions/AmSouth, he held other key positions of leadership for sales and service across a variety of business units, including Central Region President (overseeing the Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina markets), Alabama Regional President, North Central Alabama Area Executive, and Corporate Banking Executive. He also led a failed bank acquisition by Regions in the Atlanta market and helped to sizably grow Regions' presence in Metro Atlanta. Mr. Tortorici presently serves on the board of directors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and the Buckhead Coalition, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta. He is the immediate past Board Chairman of the United Way of Central Alabama. Mr. Tortorici continues to actively serve his alma mater on the University of Alabama President's Cabinet, and also serves on the American Bankers Council.


  • President and COO

    Current role

  • President, Cadence Bancorporation

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