Jack Hirsch, Institutional Services Area Manager in Birmingham, Receives Regions Bank's Top Associate Honor
Purple Heart recipient, Marine veteran models success for younger
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bank today announced that Jack Hirsch, an Institutional Services
Area Manager in Birmingham, is the November 2016 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
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Hirsch survived a mine explosion while serving as a U.S. Marine turret
gunner in Iraq in 2004.
"It was a blinding and deafening experience. I remember the taste of
dust and metal," he said. "Thankfully, I didn't suffer any serious
wounds and recovered quickly."
Hirsch returned home -- and to his post at Regions in South Alabama --
with a Purple Heart and a determination to make life better for others.
Soon he helped Regions form a strong partnership with Big Brothers Big
Sisters of South Alabama, a nonprofit organization that provides
one-to-one mentoring services for young people. Regions is donating
$1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters on Hirsch's behalf.
"Every child deserves an opportunity to grow and learn, and to put to
practice the lessons they've acquired along the way," Hirsch said. "Big
Brothers Big Sisters creates environments that allow this to happen."
When Hirsch transferred to Birmingham in 2013, he found another way to
help children flourish. "I'm a volunteer Upward Basketball coach at
Green Valley Baptist Church," Hirsch said. "I help my players sharpen
their athletic skills, while learning the importance of good
sportsmanship and upright character for success in all areas of their
Hirsch is a volunteer instructor for Junior Achievement of Alabama. He
has also volunteered for the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Mobile, Ala. A
video about Hirsch, his military service and his work in the community
can be viewed 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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