John B. Norris, V

Mr. Norris oversees Investments and Thought Leadership for Oakworth Capital Bank. Prior to helping start Oakworth, Mr. Norris was also Chief Economist, Chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee, and a Senior Fund Manager for Regions Financial Corporation’s Morgan Asset Management (MAM) subsidiary. Before joining Regions, he served as the Chief Investment Officer for The Trust Company of Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. and started his professional career with Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust Company in Baltimore, Maryland, as an Institutional Fixed Income Portfolio Manager.

In addition to his role at Oakworth Capital Bank, Mr. Norris hosts a podcast, writes a weekly blog, was a guest columnist to the Montgomery Advertiser’s business section for over a decade, and speaks publicly to a wide variety of audiences. He frequently speaks to students on the high school and college level, large organizations, professionals and retirees. Currently, he serves as treasurer for the Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) Foundation, is on the advisory board for the economics/finance department at Samford’s Brock School of Business, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham. He also serves on the board of advisors for Gabriella White, LLC (Summer Classics). He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1990 from Wake Forest University and his Master of Business Administration in 1994 from the University of Baltimore.


  • Bachelor of Arts from Wake Forest University
  • Master of Business Administration from the University of Baltimore

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Client Support