Loya Named BBVA Compass’ Lower Rio Grande Valley President

BBVA Compass has named Juan Loya as its new Lower Rio Grande Valley president. He previously served as a BBVA Compass senior relationship manager in the market. He will lead all local market commercial banking operations and will be based out of Harlingen. Loya has been with BBVA Compass for 13 years, having started as senior relationship manager for the bank’s precursor, Texas State Bank.

“Juan’s understanding of not only the banking industry, but client needs and how to achieve financial success for them is why I know he’ll succeed as the area’s next market president,” says Jon Rebello, BBVA’s Texas Border and Gulf Coast CEO.

A native of Tampico, Mexico, Loya has lived in the Brownsville area since he was a child. He graduated from St. Edward’s University in 1990 with a degree in finance. Loya currently serves on the board of directors at the Rio Grande Valley Multibank, a Community Development Financial Institution that provides financial products and development services, primarily affordable housing and consumer lending services. It serves as an affordable, risk-free alternative to payday and car-title loans.

BBVA Compass operates 10 branches in the Lower Rio Grande Valley region and just across the border, its sister company, BBVA Bancomer, is Mexico’s largest bank.

Published in Bankers Digest April 2, 2018