Jada Grandy is Senior Vice President and Community Reinvestment Act Strategies Director at Fifth Third Bank. Jada is based in Charlotte, North Carolina and leads the community development and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Compliance strategic initiatives in 23 markets throughout Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia. Jada’s focus includes driving the banks affordable housing, small business, community banking services, and philanthropic strategies with a focus on low to moderate income communities. Under Jada’s leadership, she has led the banks efforts in improving its CRA performance levels to an “Outstanding” and strengthening communities through implementing innovative comprehensive community development strategies and partnerships.
Prior to her role at Fifth Third, Jada held a Bank Examiner role where she provided regulatory oversight to ensure safe and sound operations of banks throughout the national banking system.
Jada has over 18 years of banking experience including commercial lending, credit risk management, regulatory compliance risk management and community development banking. Her banking experience also includes working as a small business banking relationship manager by providing them with the financing tools necessary to grow and manage their businesses successfully.
As an active community leader, Jada is also very involved in the community and serves as director on a numerous civic boards including the Carolinas Small Business Development Fund and the Renaissance West Community Initiative, to name a few.
Jada has been recognized numerous times for her professional and civic contributions and thought leadership throughout her career. She’s was named as one of the Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women in 2015, received the 2017 Career Mastered Women’s Leadership in Action Award, 2017 Maya Angelou Women who Lead Young Leader Award, the Urban League Young Professionals of Central Carolinas 2013 Leadership Award, the Women of Achievement Award in Banking in 201, Women’s Financial Empowerment Award, and named one of the New Pittsburgh Courier Top 40 under 40 professionals in 2009, amongst others.
She holds a B.S.B.A in Finance and an MBA in Management, both from Robert Morris University. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jada currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Lionel.