Shane Clanton


B Shane Clanton

Professional Experience and Responsibilities

Shane Clanton was named President and Chief Executive Officer of BBVA USA in June 2021.

Clanton was previously general counsel for BBVA USA and the Chief Legal Officer for BBVA’s U.S. operations. He was responsible for providing general legal advice to all areas of the company, including regulatory and corporate governance matters, and providing oversight for all U.S. legal matters for other BBVA Group entities in the U.S.

Clanton joined BBVA in 1998 as a senior corporate counsel. He became associate general counsel in 2002 and deputy general counsel in 2008. Clanton began his legal career at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, a Southeastern regional law firm in Atlanta, where he concentrated on various types of commercial litigation.

Professional and Community Activities

Clanton serves or has served on the Boards of Directors of BBVA USA Bancshares, Inc., BBVA USA, Simple Finance Technology Corp., Azlo Business, Inc., and BBVA Open Platform, Inc.

Clanton is a member of the Alabama State Bar and the State Bar of Georgia, and the American Bar Association. Clanton serves on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of International Bankers and is a former board member of the Consumer Bankers Association.


Clanton graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Milligan College in Tennessee and earned a J.D. with distinction from Emory University Law School.