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Careers in Banking

Think you know banking? Think again. Today’s banking industry offers diverse and rewarding career opportunities to people of all backgrounds and experience levels.

Besides more traditional positions in retail banking, lending and compliance, banks of all sizes need talented staff to handle jobs ranging from digital banking and cybersecurity to HR, communications and more.

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Find Your Future in Banking

Eight bankers working at banks across the country discuss their different roles and why they all love banking.

Meet Some of Today's Bankers

Silvia Alvarez

SVP and Director of Corporate Communications
First Horizon National Corporation
Memphis, TN

Silvia holds a leading role in bank corporate communications at First Horizon National Corp in Memphis, a turn in her career path she did not see coming.
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Ashley Nagle Eknaian

Chief Digital Strategist and Head of Eastern Labs
Eastern Bank
Boston, MA

Ashley is part of a new generation of bankers bringing innovative technology solutions to customers every day. Her work at Eastern Bank in Boston keeps them on the cutting-edge. Watch the Video

Julio Figueroa

Security Officer
Windsor Federal Savings
Windsor, CT

After serving his country in the U.S. Army, Julio took a chance on banking at Windsor Federal in Connecticut. He quickly demonstrated all the problem-solving skills he learned in the military, becoming one of the youngest officers in the bank’s history. Watch the Video

Brian Lamb

Head of Retail Banking
Fifth Third Bancorp.
Cincinnati, OH

Brian says entering banking was one of the best decisions he ever made. As a top executive at Fifth Third Bank in Cincinnati, banking gives him the chance to positively influence the lives of customers and the communities they live in. Watch the Video

Ida Liu

Head of North America
Citi Private Bank
New York, NY

After seven years in investment banking, Ida switched gears and brought her business skills to the fashion industry. While forming relationships with designers from all over the world, Ida found herself constantly being asked for investment advice. She pitched the idea of a fashion, retail and entertainment practice to Citi, and her two worlds came together. Today she runs Citi Private Bank for North America. Watch the video

Tyler Stevenson

Commercial and Agribusiness Lender
First National Bank of Omaha
Sandwich, IL

Tyler transitioned to banking after serving in the military and a stint as a lawyer. Now the former Army Ranger helps First National Bank of Omaha clients in rural Illinois achieve their goals. For Tyler, success is seeing a customer’s new building or tractor and knowing he helped make that happen. Watch the Video

Tabatha Thurman

Community Manager, Vault 405
Citizens Bank of Edmond
Edmond, OK

Tabatha runs Vault 405, an innovative co-working space Citizens Bank of Edmond offers to its small business customers. With the bank’s help, local entrepreneurs like a grocery store and a security company can learn, grow and innovate together in this community space. Watch the Video

Tashawn Ward

Customer Solutions Associate II
Chelsea Groton Bank
Groton, CT

Tashawn is a customer service leader at Chelsea Groton Bank in Connecticut who began his career as an intern and continues to add new roles and responsibilities. When he’s not working for the bank helping his customers, he’s trying to qualify for the Olympics in boxing. Watch the Video

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