USAA faucets new technique chief

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USAA announced the appointment of Ameesh Vakharia as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Vakharia reports to Wayne Peacock, USAA CEO.

Vakharia (picture above) comes to USAA after 10 years at Truist Bank, where he held management positions in the areas of strategy, product management and omnichannel and was a member of the bank’s works council. Most recently, he was executive vice president of retail strategy, products and omnichannel experiences for the bank.

Before joining Truist, Vakharia was an Associate Principal at the management consultancy McKinsey & Company. He has been a board member of the Institute for Bank Administration since 2017.

“We are excited to welcome a leader of Ameesh’s caliber to the USAA,” said Peacock. “His deep financial services experience will help us advance our mission to serve military families well into our second century. His leadership and focus on serving both members and employees further reinforces our commitment to the strong culture of USAA. “

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“USAA holds a special place in the financial services industry,” said Vakharia. “Our unwavering focus on doing what is right for the member and their financial security has and will continue to set us apart. Working with this team to plan our way forward is an exciting opportunity that I am happy to accept. “

Vakharia will be based in USAA’s new Charlotte, NC office.