Desire to pay it forward drives high achiever toward success
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bank (NYSE: RF) today announced that Rudy Walker, a consumer sales
manager in Memphis, Tenn., is the February 2014 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.
Rudy Walker, Regions Bank Consumer Sales Manager, Memphis, Tenn. (Photo: Business Wire)
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In addition to the recognition, Regions donates $1,000 in the name of
the recipient to a charity of the winner’s choice; Walker has chosen
Veritas College Preparatory Charter School in Memphis. A
video profile of Walker is available on the Regions
Financial YouTube channel.
Walker joined Regions in 2003. He is a top-ranked consumer sales manager
for the company and is known for nurturing talents into success.
“I want to share everything I learn with my team and push them to
perform at their potential,” Walker said. “If you want others to be
successful like you want to be successful, it will blossom, and there’s
nothing you can’t accomplish together.”
Lifelong mentors – including his father, late mother, and football
coaches from Pop Warner days through his college career – instilled a
drive for excellence in Walker. He pays their investment forward by
striving to be the best he can be in all areas of his life – from being
a husband and father, to working with and coaching others at Regions.
“Rudy is competitive, but in a way, that brings out the best in
everyone,” said Earl Connell, consumer banking executive for Regions in
West Tennessee. Connell added that Walker is very humble. “Some people
think they have all the answers, but Rudy is always willing to rethink,
always wants to make himself better.”
Walker gives tirelessly to the Memphis community. An avid supporter of
the Craigmont High School varsity football team, he attends practice,
sponsors pep rallies, and even coaches from the sideline on Friday
nights. Walker is the lead fundraiser on the board of the Metro Memphis
YMCA. He is also a Sunday school teacher and the founder of the Boys
to Men mentor program at his church.
A crowning accomplishment for Walker is working in 2009 to found Veritas
College Preparatory Charter School, where he serves as board chair.
“We had sixth graders coming into our school reading at a third grade
level,” Walker said. “But with the right guidance and the right people
in place, we are now certified as one of the top schools in Memphis.”
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 it serves, and who is an example of the
Regions associates are nominated by their managers and peers for the
award. 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 charity of their choice.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $117 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 1,700
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 King, 205-264-4551
Source: Regions Bank