Banking on the Community: Upstate banks invest in community-focused initiatives, leaders
June 03, 2021
Banks serve a vital role in the U.S. economy and financial system but many Upstate banks are realizing their roles must extend beyond that of a trusted lender and business partner — they must also be good corporate citizens.
As a result, many are investing more than ever in the community through sponsorships, employee engagement and leadership. Some have created executive-level positions entirely dedicated to leveraging everything the bank has to offer in the name of building stronger, more robust community connections.
In the Upstate, Moryah Jackson at United Community Bank and Ginny Stroud at United Bank are just two examples of bank employees whose position is community-focused. Jackson, for example, is a vice president of the bank in her role as director of community engagement.
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