A view of your past can often be a window to your future. That’s true in many ways for David Germany, the November 2015 Better Life Award winner.
Germany spent his childhood learning from his grandfather, who ran a landscaping and roofing business. That inspired him to become an entrepreneur at 15, leading his classmates to produce and sell video yearbooks, which were innovative keepsakes for the time.
As a young man, Germany envisioned a way to channel his love of math and finance into a platform for helping communities thrive. He is now a Relationship Manager for Regions, who constantly helps local governments, nonprofits, schools and hospitals meet and exceed their financial goals.
Germany grew up in the same neighborhood, attended the same college and even chose the same career field as an acquaintance he knew from childhood. Today, he is married to Jasmine — also a Regions associate — and they recently celebrated the birth of a son.
Germany plans to pass on life lessons and values to his newborn son, just as he has done for years at Birmingham’s A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club. Germany is a member of the organization’s board and president of an advisory council to build a new multipurpose playing court for children who come to the club. Regions is donating $1,000 to the cause on his behalf.
Germany is a founding member of Impact Alabama, an agency that provides free vision screenings to children, free tax prep and college prep services. He is a board member for the UAB School of Management and the Birmingham Business Alliance, a Young Business Leader for United Way of Central Alabama, a member of the City of Birmingham’s Young Professional Advisory Board and a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.
As Germany continues to climb the ladder of career and community success, there is one familiar rung he often revisits. You’ll still find him mowing a lawn alongside his grandfather — now 87 years old, spry and healthy – as a welcome reminder of where David’s work ethic was born and a glimpse at the reward of lifelong service to others.
Congratulations to David Germany for being the November 2015 winner of the Better Life Award.