When I got here four years ago, it really was an organization that had a lot of culture issues. That was one of the big drivers for going with [The Emmerich Group]. I was the seventh president in 10 years. This has really helped us bring it all together, break down the silos, and really get everybody on the same page and working as a team.
Our culture scores have really gone up since we’ve [joined The Emmerich Group]… And last year, we were voted one of America’s best banks to work for in American Banker magazine. [A customer in one of our branches said:] ‘You guys are always so happy. This is such a fun place to come to. I like banking here. This is a great place to work…and that’s why it’s a great place to bank.’