Podcast: Building a Career as a Community Banker

On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast — sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions — two rising community bank executives in North Carolina share lessons in career development and leadership. Meredith Begley hails from the mountains of western North Carolina, while Kristen Brabble calls the Atlantic coastal plain home — but they came together through North Carolina Young Bankers, a program of the North Carolina Bankers Association.

During the podcast, Begley and Brabble — who are a past chair and current chair of NCYB, respectively — share lessons in what makes a community bank career successful. Begley discusses her involvement in bringing financial education to local schools, while Brabble emphasizes the importance of seizing every opportunity in her story of working on a core conversion for her bank early in her 20s.

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This episode is sponsored by Reich and Tang Deposit Solutions.

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In this episode:

Meredith Begley
Corporate Secretary/Treasurer
Black Mountain Savings Bank

Kristen Brabble
Chief Operating Officer
First Carolina Bank

Evan Sparks
ABA Banking Journal