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John Allison

Former CEO, BB&T

John A. Allison IV is the former CEO of and acting Chairman of BB&T, one of the largest banks in America. Allison was recently named one of the best CEOs of 2008 by MorningStar as his banking principles are largely seen as the reason behind his bank's relative success during the financial crisis. A graduate of the University of North Carolina with an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, he has a wife and three children.

According to John Allison, the market system did not fail in 2008 and did not need governmental intervention, as this sort of intrusion was responsible for the panic in the […]
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How can we prevent companies like Citigroup from being continually buoyed by government funds while growing worse with each bailout? John Allison explains the long-term benefits of the triage solution […]
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