Former local executive for SunTrust lands at Evergreen Advisors

Sam DiPaola, SunTrust Bank’s former regional president, has become president of Evergreen Advisors LLC, a boutique investment bank and corporate advisory firm in Columbia.

DiPaola left SunTrust suddenly at the end of August after five years as its Maryland market president. SunTrust said he was leaving to pursue other opportunities. DiPaolo declined to comment at the time.

“I’m joining Evergreen Advisors not only because they’re an exceptional group of financial professionals, but also because they’re focused on making a positive impact in the Baltimore community,” DiPaola said in a statement.

DiPaola has a tracked record of involvement with organizations such as the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, Howard County Economic Development Authority, the University of Maryland System, bwtech@UMBC and the Salvation Army.

“Sam brings a depth and breadth of experience that will be a tremendous asset to our team,” said Rick Kohr, founding member and CEO of Evergreen Advisors, in a statement. “He’s a perfect fit for Evergreen in terms of vision, values, and reputation for strategically guiding clients to meet their goals.”

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