October 21, 2015

Tanya Bonham Scott, Branch Manager in Little Rock, Ark., Receives Regions Bank's Top Associate Honor

Former Kansas Jayhawks shooting guard brings lessons from the hardwood to the bank branch and local youth

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regions Bank today announced that Tanya Bonham Scott, branch manager in Little Rock, Ark., is the October 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.

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Tanya Bonham Scott speaks with Pastor Michael Clayton of Greater Works Christian Church. (Photo: Bus ...

Tanya Bonham Scott speaks with Pastor Michael Clayton of Greater Works Christian Church. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to the recognition, Regions donates $1,000 in the name of the recipient to a nonprofit organization of the winner's choice. Scott chose Lessons for Life, a nonprofit devoted to connecting young girls with accomplished mentors in the Little Rock area. A video of Scott is available on the Regions Financial YouTube channel.

Scott was a known scorer on the Kansas Jayhawks basketball team. Today, her Regions teammates symbolically place the ball in her hands because they know she will stop at nothing to help them meet customer needs or advance in their careers.

"Tanya is truly a coach. She's patient with each of her team members, helps them choose goals and progress toward those goals," said Roger Weldon, Consumer Banking Executive for Regions in Little Rock. "Many associates come to Tanya very inexperienced and end up having their careers and life patterns altered because she cares about their progress."

"I feel like if you want to be successful in this industry, you can be," said Scott. "Regardless if they learn slowly or quickly, I meet them where they are. I don't coach based solely on my own expectations, but on what they see as a win."

Scott helps young people in her community become winners, too. In addition to volunteering weekly for Lessons for Life, she teaches financial literacy through the Pulaski County Youthonomics program. She also leads a youth dance ministry at her church, is a girls' instructor for the Junior League of Little Rock and helps prepare high school students for future job interviews by live-action practice.

Scott says her college basketball days cultivated a dedication to achievement and a heart of service.

"I had a phenomenal coach who pushed us to not only be great athletes and students, but also to carry ourselves in a way that we became a part of the community around us," Scott said. "I'm extremely humbled and excited to be able to make an impact today."

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.

Regions Bank
Jeremy King, 205-264-4551
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