What is your area of expertise?
As a private banker, I provide comprehensive, high level financial advice and am the single point of contact for my clients’ banking needs.
How long have you been with the company?
I started in my hometown bank at the age of 16, but I have been with Commerce for over 25 years.
To what do you attribute your success?
Over the course of my banking career, I’ve stayed focused on customer service and have a strong desire to find solutions to fit my client’s life stages. Giving my clients confidence and peace of mind not only has contributed to my success but has given me tremendous pleasure.
What advice would you give to a younger version of you?
“Take pride in how FAR you have come and have FAITH in how far you can go” – unknown author
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from people who make a positive difference in the lives of others.
How have other women impacted your life?
Several women have influenced me over the years including my mother, grandmother, Valerie Shaw, and Teresa Maledy. They have provided guidance in balancing my personal life and professional career. (Valerie Shaw, Retired, former director of retail for Commerce Bank, Central Missouri Region and Teresa Maledy, Chairman and CEO, Commerce Bank, Central Missouri Region)
From what do you draw strength?
My strength is drawn from the principles of belief, integrity and discipline. These three principles have allowed me to build my skills on the professional side as well as personally as I raise my two daughters.
901 E Broadway, Columbia