Edward Lubembe, Branch Manager in Bessemer, Ala., Receives Regions Bank's Top Associate Honor
Native Kenyan inspired by his own journey to help others achieve in
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bank today announced that Edward Lubembe, a branch manager in
Bessemer, Alabama, is the February 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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Edward Lubembe, Regions branch manager in Bessemer, Ala., pictured with colleague Antangela Battle. (Photo: Business Wire)
Lubembe is a native of Kenya. While growing up in the African nation, he
dreamed of becoming a bank teller. He also dreamed of coming to America.
"My father died when I was a young boy," Lubembe said. "My mother knew
that if we could make it to America, I would have a successful future."
Lubembe and his mother moved to Alabama in 2003. In 2006, he realized
his banking dream when he joined Regions Bank as a teller.
He exceeded that first goal, and today Lubembe uses his platform as
branch manager to serve the needs of customers and community members in
Bessemer and surrounding areas.
As a tribute to his mother's dedication to give him a good life after
losing his father, Lubembe serves on the board of Single Mothers
Empowerment Conference, Inc., a Birmingham-based nonprofit organization
that addresses the issues that impact single mothers and their children.
The annual event takes place every summer. Women receive financial
planning advice, legal consultations, parenting tips and other helpful
information from qualified mentors. Regions is donating $1,000 to the
conference in honor of Lubembe's Better Life Award.
"I know the hard work it takes to raise successful children as a single
mother," Lubembe said. "This is one of the ways I can help."
Lubembe is a member of the Bessemer Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers
at his local YMCA Youth Center and teaches financial literacy classes at
Now a U.S. citizen, Lubembe occasionally travels back to Kenya to
encourage young people to strive for their goals. He also runs 40 miles
every week and participates in several marathons each year. A
video about Lubembe 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,
Alabama, 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
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF), with $126 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 1,500 banking offices
and 1,900 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
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Source: Regions Financial Corporation
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