Elgin, IL, January 17, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Financial services training and consulting firm St. Meyer & Hubbard is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Whitley to its Performance Coaching and Facilitation team.
Whitley brings 40 years of financial industry knowledge and experience to SM&H. His most notable tenure was at BB&T where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Culture Model that has become a linchpin for the overall growth of this well respected organization. Additionally, he was responsible for training numerous courses within the commercial and retail spaces through the Community Banking Administration. Prior to BB&T, Whitley held several positions including Chief Operating Officer at Virginia First in Petersburg.
Jack Hubbard, Chairman of SM&H, elaborates:
“We are thrilled to have Steve Whitley join our team. His more than three decades in banking and his nearly 20 years of classroom instruction and one-on-one coaching make him a perfect fit for our firm and for the clients he will work with. Steve was a living legend at BB&T. That, combined with significant community banking experience, allows him to provide great value to any audience, anywhere.”
When asked about joining SM&H, Whitley said:
“Banks are solution providers, not sales organizations. My tenure in the banking industry has afforded me the opportunity to understand this first hand. Identifying and fulfilling the needs of the client, whether consumer or business, is paramount to the mission of the industry. St. Meyer & Hubbard understands this better than any firm of its kind. I am so excited to leverage my experience with the proven skill sets provided by SM&H to assist its financial services clients.”
In addition to his classroom and coaching work, Whitley will continue to speak at major industry conferences on behalf of St. Meyer & Hubbard for ABA, BAI, CBA and state banking associations. A resident of North Carolina, a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, Whitley has been married to his wife Lynn for close to forty years. Steve and Lynn enjoy spending quality time with their three children and seven grandchildren.