In your own words, describe what your role is at the bank:
My role is to provide leadership that helps set the goals, objectives and vision of the bank. To develop and ensure actions create a culture that helps motivate the bank's board and staff to achieve those desired goals and objectives that meet the vision. I try to create the desired culture by fostering a great "family" work environment for all employees that utilizes each person's talents to their full potential.
How did you get into banking?
I grew up in a banking family, both my dad and uncle worked for the Abbott Bank Group out of Alliance. I began working summers at the bank during high school and naturally pursued banking as a career because I enjoy seeing people achieve their dreams.
What does effective leadership look like to you?
Effective leadership to me is creating an environment that allows people to do the most with the talents that they desire to use.
Why is banking is a great career?
Banking is a challenging yet rewarding profession because it has a wide variety of job duties available that can grow with your experience, compensation is attractive, and most banks provide great benefits.
Share your favorite book, podcast or quote. Why is it your favorite?
It isn't a job if you love what you are doing.
I love my job.
Is there anything else you'd like people to know about you or banking?
Recently I became a grandfather of two wonderful little girls, one from each of my kids who now live within minutes of home. So I look forward to being a Grandpa.