The Purposeful Banker Awards

August 23, 2017 Maria Abbe

We work with wonderful bankers each and every day, but sometimes their work goes unnoticed beyond their bank.

This year at our annual BankOnPurpose Conference we tried something a little different. Something you typically see commemorating the feature films of the year or the top performers on the billboard charts. We held our very own awards ceremony, The Purposeful Banker Awards.

The awards given out this year were: Lender of the Year, Perseverance, Up and Comer, Trophy Deal of the Year, and Chief Pricing Officer of the Year. You can watch the video and read their stories below:




Here are the winners and their stories (from left to right):

Up and Comer Award - Dustin Minarchick, CNB Bank

Dustin Minarchick, Commercial/Retail Lending Officer at CNB Bank, was nominated for his hard work and dedication to his craft. Minarchick began his career at CNB 8 years ago as a credit analyst, but recently made a successful transition to lending. His impressive performance and passion for lending earned him the Up and Comer Award. You can listen to his feature podcast episode on The Purposeful Banker here.

Perseverance - Dennis Powers, First Midwest Bank

Dennis Powers, Manager Profitability & Pricing Systems, was recognized for this award for his dedication and hard work while implementing PrecisionLender within their bank. In his nomination, it was stated that without Powers, PrecisionLender would't be up and running within the bank. In addition to PrecisionLender, Dennis has also helped to get several other tools up and running at First Midwest, while helping to improve their pricing processes. Watch Powers's client testimonial.

Chief Pricing Officer of the Year - Andy Max, First National Bank of Omaha

Andy Max, the Director of Pricing, Strategy and Performance at First National Bank of Omaha, has played a central role in transforming FNBO’s pricing process. He was responsible for implementing Salesforce and PrecisionLender and – most importantly – ensuring the bank’s RMs utilized those tools to the fullest.

Trophy Deal of the Year - Trevor Lewis, Los Alamos National Bank

Trevor Lewis, a Commercial Loan Officer at Los Alamos National Bank, was instrumental in landing one of the top deals for the bank. He worked with Albuquerque developers and their legal counsel for 6+ months, balancing their needs with the bank’s to win the deal. Listen to his feature podcast episode on The Purposeful Banker here.

Lender of the Year - Ashley Naquin, Woodforest National Bank

Ashley Naquin, Commercial Banking Sales and Strategy Manager at Woodforest National Bank, went above and beyond this year. While playing a key role in Woodforest’s implementation ofnCino and PrecisionLender, Naquin also managed a $300MM loan portfolio, booked $45MM in new loans, helped the bank open new commercial offices, and developed an on-boarding program for new hires. Watch Naquin’s client testimonial.


Know a stellar banker who should be nominated for next year’s round of awards? Nominations for 2018 will open in January, but you can stay up to date by signing up for Purposeful Banker Award updates by following this link.

About the Author

Maria Abbe

As a Content Manager here at PrecisionLender, Maria develops the messaging, stories and content pieces for prospects and current clients – showing them the value in PrecisionLender. Her passion for serving others is evident as she leads the volunteer program here at PrecisionLender. Maria’s ability to be organized and constructive, along with her ability to be practical makes her an exceptional addition to our team.

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