We were pleased once again to be designated as a drop off location for the Toys For Tots program. Employees, customers and friends alike dropped off new, unwrapped and age appropriate toys for boys and girls from newborn to 12 years old. It is always nice to help the U.S. Marines Corps Reserve brighten a child's Christmas. Thank you to those of you who participated.
David Coxon and Buckhead Business Association members had a great time volunteering at Atlanta Community Food Bank. Together they helped prepare 9,424 meals for those in need.
Assistant Vice President, Treasury Cash Management Services
Beth Szala has been with Georgia Primary Bank since 2008 and is one of our longest tenured employees.
After growing up in Jefferson City, Missouri, she attended the University of Missouri in Columbia as she began her banking career at a nearby community bank.
In 2001, Beth moved to Atlanta in pursuit of a career in massage therapy while continuing on the path of banking. After graduating from the Atlanta School of Massage in 2002, Beth went on to run her own business for massage therapy while simultaneously working for Bank Of America.
Beth was motivated to leave Bank Of America and join Georgia Primary Bank in March of 2008 because she wanted to work for a small bank that had a focus on customer service. Hired initially as a Customer Service Representative who mainly dealt with account maintenance, she quickly added online banking, remote deposit, debit card handling and deposit operations to her repertoire.
Beth enjoys the sense of teamwork she has found at Georgia Primary Bank and prefers the community aspect of community banking.
"Daily interaction with customers, many who left large financial institutions due to poor customer service, is the most interesting part of my job," said Beth. "I like to think of myself as a problem solver. I get a lot of satisfaction quickly resolving issues that might have taken much longer to fix at bigger banks." Account holders and employees alike can attest. Her customer service is second to none.
Outside of the office, Beth enjoys traveling and sports. Though a back injury prevents her from participating in volleyball and softball, she still enjoys being a spectator at various sporting events.