J. Reymundo Ocañas is the director of Corporate Responsibility and Reputation and Community Reinvestment Act Officer for BBVA Compass. He also serves as president of the BBVA Compass Foundation, the bank’s charitable arm, as well as president of BBVA Compass Charity, the bank’s employee giving program. Ocañas oversees the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act program, community development finance, community relations, corporate citizenship, reputation management and diversity and sustainability reporting. He reports to Chairman and CEO Manolo Sánchez.
Before joining the bank in 2009, Ocañas previously held positions with Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations and the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Ocañas is a board member of the Texas Mezzanine Fund and LiftFund (formerly ACCION Texas). He also serves as a member of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition Bankers’ Community Collaborative Council and the Executive Forum of the Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas. Ocañas also received Affordable Housing Finance Certification and Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council, Corporate Citizenship Management Certification from Boston College and Leadership in Reputation Management Certification from the Reputation Institute.