Patsy Fleeman, Business Banking sales assistant in Springfield, Tenn., is the July 2014 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
Patsy Fleeman is a part of the go-to agricultural lending team in Robertson County, Tenn. Her farming background helps her tailor products for her clients and often drives her to go the extra mile to meet their needs; she once worked from home when the bank was closed in a snowstorm, so a farming customer could buy supplies at a rare bargain price.
Fleeman’s colleagues say she’s dependable, very supportive and always willing to help. They see that same commitment in her work with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, where she mentors two sisters who lost their father. It was a devastating experience for the girls, and they needed help coping with their loss. Then they met Fleeman.
“It blew me away to learn what an impact Patsy is making on the lives of these girls,” said Neil Sutherland, Regions’ Business Banker in Springfield. “Now Patsy shows me text messages from their mother showing awards and achievements they are reaching in school. It’s just so impressive.”
Each girl has her own “Miss Patsy Day” twice a month to play games, go to movies, make crafts and do other activities. Patsy sometimes takes them to church with her on Sundays.
“The girls have truly been a blessing to me,” said Fleeman. “They were so sad when we first met, but now they smile. I treasure my time with them.”
Fleeman also volunteers for her church and local chamber of commerce. She and her husband care for local rescue animals and are working to become foster parents for children in Robertson County.
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 Regions serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:
Regions associates are nominated for the award by their managers and peers. 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.