Barbara Brown, Mortgage Compliance Group Manager in Birmingham, Receives Regions Bank's Top Associate Honor
Devoted volunteer continued to help others amid great personal loss
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bank today announced that Barbara Brown, a Mortgage Compliance Group
manager in Birmingham, is the January 2017 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.
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Barbara Brown, a Mortgage Compliance Group manager in Birmingham, is the January 2017 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
2016 was a year of great loss for Brown. Her mother passed away in
February, and her husband died in May. Her heart was broken, but her
willingness to serve was unchanged.
"I could have taken extra time off to wade in my sorrow," Brown said.
"But my life is not fulfilled unless I give back."
Brown gave her time, talent and treasure to the faculty and students of
Lipscomb Elementary, a Jefferson County school in an underdeveloped area
near Birmingham. She organized a back-to-school supply drive with
colleagues, recruited donors and volunteers for a fall festival, and
supported an angel tree program that provided Christmas gifts for needy
"I enjoy working with the kids," Brown said. "They hug my neck and say,
‘Thank you so much for doing that for us.' I see how much they need and
appreciate what we are able to do."
Regions is donating $1,000 to Lipscomb Elementary in honor of Brown's
Better Life Award. Although Brown, a 35-year veteran, is set to retire
from Regions in March, her team plans to continue the volunteer projects
she started for the school.
"I told my group that I will come back and help," Brown said. "Lipscomb
Elementary is a caring atmosphere of teachers and parents who want their
children to succeed. Any role I can play in that will do my heart good."
video about Brown can be seen on the Regions
Financial YouTube channel.
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
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 to offices throughout the communities
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
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 across the
South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank,
operates approximately 1,600 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.
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Jeremy D. King, 205-264-4551
News on Twitter: @RegionsNews
Source: Regions Financial Corporation
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