BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Regions Bank today announced that Jamie Clark, branch manager in Orange City, Fla., is the December 2015 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top honor given to a Regions associate for outstanding dedication and job performance as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.
In addition to the recognition, Regions donates $1,000 in the name of the recipient to a nonprofit organization of the winner’s choice. Clark chose Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity, a charity homebuilder for which she regularly organizes “Women’s Build Days.”
The Habitat Women’s Build Days are special to Clark.
“It’s a group of women. We do all the work. We get in there, gloves, hardhats and tools, and we make it happen,” Clark said. “It’s our way of standing together to say that we stand together to end poverty.”
Clark began managing the Orange City branch in August after years managing a branch in nearby New Smyrna Beach. She participated in three Women’s Build Days while serving Regions in New Smyrna Beach, and she plans to soon organize a Women’s Build Day for Orange City.
When she’s not helping families build their future homes, Clark helps new business owners build the area economy and serve its citizens. She currently chairs the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, a mentor group that trains new chamber members to be leaders in business, community outreach and social service.
“The Ambassador Committee is a way to make the most impact in our community,” Clark said. “New business leaders today will be the face of success in the future. Anything I can do to plant a seed of service in their minds, I’m more than willing to do it.”
Service is never far away from Clark’s mind. She constantly encourages her branch team members to grow personally and professionally. She stresses the importance of serving others as they reach those goals by regularly organizing team-building events with a purpose, such as participation in charity 5K runs.
“Any work we do to help organizations that are committed to serving this community goes toward making Orange City an even greater place to work and live,” Clark said.
About The Better Life Award
The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who lives the company’s mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities Regions serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:
- Put People First
- Do What Is Right
- Focus On Your Customer
- Reach Higher
- Enjoy Life
Regions associates are nominated for the award by their managers and peers. Regions Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices in the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates who earn the Better Life Award receive an additional week of vacation, a crystal award, and a $1,000 donation is made in their name to the non-profit organization of their choice.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $125 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,630 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.