When First National Bank in Bainbridge's Director of Retail and Marketing, Lorenda Smith, started working in a bank as a teller, her hiring manager assured her that she would meet wonderful people and her creativity would be an asset. "Looking back now, I find that his statement was so true. Having the opportunity to be mentored by three amazing women in my career, being allowed to use my creativity daily and travel the world has kept me in banking for the past 36 years." At the start of her career, dresses and pantyhose were required for women and there was no tolerance for casual dress, which has stuck with her through the years. "I still really have a hard time feeling comfortable on ‘casual Fridays,’" she said. The vice chair of the GBA Marketing Committee, she discusses the role GBA played in her career journey, her plans after retirement and the surprising announcement that her daughters were both having twins in her GBA Member Profile.
GBA Endorses Agent Credit Card Program by ServisFirst Bank
GBA is pleased to announce its endorsement of the agent credit card program offered by ServisFirst Bank. ServisFirst currently issues cards for 90 community banks in the country, including many that have recently converted from other agent card programs. Through the program, GBA members will be able to issue credit cards to their customers, both commercial and retail, with their bank’s logo. The GBA Services Inc. board of directors recently approved the endorsement citing ServisFirst’s innovative product offerings, customer service and transparency on pricing. ServisFirst provides a simple, straightforward program that includes credit card marketing and portfolio management services at no cost to the bank. Find out more here…