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Path Pavers: Banking on Her is a unique showcase featuring stories directly from women leaders in community banking and credit unions. Listen to what they wish they knew when they started, what still needs to be done and what lies ahead. Join them, as they pave a path forward to create a more inclusive banking industry.
Meet our Path Pavers. Each feature nominee has her own story to share, words of wisdom, leadership style and career advice. She’s carved out her own path against all odds and now, she’s ready to share Her story with you. Register to attend our two-part virtual webinars, open to the entire banking and finance community, and learn how she took her career to new heights.
Meet Peg and Cheryl. Listen as each Chief Executive Officer (CEO) shares their career journey through the industry and the challenges they both faced head on to become the change needed for their respected financial institutions. Learn more about how each CEO gained experience, embraced career challenges and continues to serve as advocates for their financial institutions.
Ever wonder what it takes to purchase a bank? Peg Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board for Union State Bank in Greenfield, Iowa, and her husband saved a beloved community bank along with countless jobs within the bank. Listen as Peg shares how she started in the industry, what drove her to purchase the local community bank and how she continues to strive for advocacy while representing the industry as a representative in Washington D.C.
Making a difference is the most important part of Cheryl’s job. With over 40 years of experience, she’s all about giving back while supporting and managing daily operations as President and Chief Executive Officer. Hear how her advocacy within her financial institution supports employee academic education opportunities, provides a women’s mentor program, while continuing to cultivate new ways to give back to the community.
Meet Charmaine and Kim. Learn how each executive’s unique story has shaped her into the leader she is today. Listen as she shares how she climbed the ladder to success, the obstacles she overcame to grow in her role and how she manages to balance both work and home life. Register to hear their stories, accomplishments and what’s next in Her career.
Charmaine began her career as a receptionist and worked hard to climb the ladder to success. When she’s not problem-solving unique compliance challenges, she’s focused on providing more opportunities within her founded women’s group, Social Heights. Learn more about how Charmaine climbed the ladder to success, her women’s group and what inspires her to help women with common industry-related questions while building new connections.
As a mother of three, an active member in the local chamber of commerce and owner of two businesses, Kim can juggle just about anything. She began her career as a teller where she thrived on building genuine relationships with customers, which ultimately led to carving out a brand new position that matches her personality perfectly. Her unique role provides opportunities to help small and large businesses connect, strategically plan, grow and achieve success. Listen as she shares what it takes to provide the highest level of service while thriving in her role and building exclusive relationships with clients.
Whitney Simon is the Vice President of Operations and Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer at Valley State Bank. The journey to finding her voice wasn’t easy but Whitney’s story doesn’t begin with big steps - it’s the small steps she took that truly makes her a Path Paver.View Story
Danielle is the Vice President and Controller for First City Bank. Her academic career wasn’t aimed at banking but she found herself hooked once she started her first teller job. Her career has led to diverse opportunities within the industry and is just one of the reasons why she’s a real Path Paver.View Story
Laura serves as Chief Operating Officer at Commercial National Bank. Starting her career in college, she soon climbed up the ladder but not without learning important lessons along the way. Learn how Laura sharpened her leadership skills and pushed through challenges to become a Path Paver.View Story
She is the Vice President of Operations at InFirst Bank. Her industry and life experiences have shaped her into the leader and Path Pavers she is today.View Story
Jenny is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Homestead Savings Bank. She’ll be the first one to tell you, her journey has been filled with hard work and dedication to achieve her goals, which is just one of the reasons why she’s a Path Paver.View Story
Kim is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Cashier Services at ESB Financial. With big aspirations throughout her career, she’s not only looking to continue to shape her financial institution’s leaders - she’s looking to become the next Bank President.View Story
Maureen is the Senior Vice President and Director of Compliance at Great Plains National Bank. Her career path wasn’t originally aimed at banking but the industry found her. Learn how she not only compliments compliance but how she gives her time and energy to future industry leaders.View Story
Christy is the Executive Vice President of Operations at Village Bank. Her career path has taken her down some interesting paths but she’s always kept a positive outlook with every challenge, which is why she’s a Path Paver.View Story
Rosy is the Vice President of Compliance at Peoples Bank. Her initial career path wasn’t set on banking but soon she found herself thriving in compliance. Today, she’s learning not only something new everyday, but also how to manage her first supervisor role. about her greatest challenges and how she’s managing her first supervisor role.View Story
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