March 22, 2023

Residents Financial institution SVP Sandy Starnes awarded inaugural ABA Rising Chief Award

Sandy Starnes, senior vice chairman and director of selling, at Residents Financial institution is a recipient of the inaugural ABA Rising Chief Award with the American Bankers Affiliation. This new award acknowledges the subsequent era of financial institution leaders who’re dedicated to the very best requirements of feat and repair to each their trade and their native communities.

Starnes and 10 different winners will likely be acknowledged throughout subsequent week’s ABA Annual Conference.

“On behalf of Residents Financial institution, we need to congratulate Sandy for this distinctive achievement on the nationwide stage,” stated Adam Mitchell, president and CEO of Residents Financial institution. “Sandy is a devoted and passionate chief who will proceed to do nice issues for Residents Financial institution, the banking trade and our neighborhood.”

The winners have been chosen by a various steering committee of trade professionals. The qualities and traits the committee evaluated as judging standards included dedication to the career, inventiveness, management expertise, mentoring potential, private integrity, tenure on the financial institution and broader dedication to a profession in banking, sustained profession progress, and educational coaching together with superior levels and certifications.

“We congratulate these excessive performers who’re already having a major impression on our trade,” stated Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “These ABA Rising Chief Award recipients have demonstrated a variety of banking expertise, a dedication to conduct their work with integrity and a powerful need to assist their prospects and communities flourish. The way forward for our trade is shiny due to leaders like these.”

Starnes has over 10 years of expertise in banking and has been with Residents Financial institution since 2008. Residents Financial institution has belongings exceeding $1.2 billion. In 2017, Starnes was appointed to the American Bankers Affiliation Rising Leaders Advisory Board of Administrators as Arkansas’ sole consultant.

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She at present serves as a board member of the Independence County Training Basis, IMPACT Independence Basis, BankOn Arkansas, and the American Bankers Affiliation Skilled Improvement Advisory Board. Starnes was a member of Management Arkansas in 2022 and Management Batesville in 2014. She can also be considered one of this yr’s Speak Enterprise & Politics NEA Ladies in Enterprise honorees.