Spotlight on Tami Nesburg, Executive Vice President at Regents Bank
Why are Fridays the most popular day of the week for our clients to visit the Vancouver branch? Because the Vancouver Regents team takes turns baking homemade chocolate chip cookies every Friday to share with clients. Tami and her hand-picked staff also host an annual holiday party, inviting their current and prospective clients. It’s a perfect time to mix and mingle.
Tami has run our Vancouver, Washington office for nearly 12 years, opening the office with colleague Lisa Johns on December 14, 2003. She has grown what started out as solely a loan production office into a full service business banking office with a very loyal client base. Tami set high ten-year goals for herself and her office for loans and deposits, and thanks to the amazing team, the office exceeded those goals, despite a period that spanned a very rough economic time.
Tami has lived in the Vancouver area since she was 10 years old. She feels a tremendous pride for her community and the opportunity she has to support local businesses and people. Tami estimates that 99 percent of our Vancouver office’s new business is by referral, which Tami sees as a reflection of the “extraordinary way” her team takes care of clients.
In addition to chocolate chip cookies, customer appreciation days, birthday cards and other special events that add to the Vancouver client experience, perhaps the most valuable service the team provides is their enthusiasm for taking part in clients’ strategic planning to grow and develop their companies. Tami and her staff dedicate themselves to helping clients reach their goals and in knowing other well-regarded and skilled service providers so that they can steer their clients in the right direction when needs arise for additional counsel.
Many of our Vancouver clients are family-owned businesses with annual revenues from $2 million to $75 million. It’s common for them to own the building in which they work and do both their business and personal banking with Regents Bank. Tami likes to make sure that she puts together a team of Regents bankers who know each company and their people; a team with enough generational diversity that they can seamlessly support all generations of their family-owned business clients over many, many years.
Beyond supporting the legacy of each of Regents Bank’s Vancouver-area clients, Tami works hard to support a strong community. She serves on the board of Identity Clark County, whose mission is to assemble and focus corporate leadership and investment in a shared community agenda for economic expansion and vitality, and serves as President of the Clark County Public Facilities District Board. She is also treasurer for Gifts for Our Community, which provides resources to the community in the areas of human services, education and the arts.
Through Regents Bank, Tami provides support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington. Our bank sponsors the clubs’ annual luncheon, which attracts many civic leaders and raises funds. Additionally, Tami and many of her staff volunteer each year at Clark County Food Bank. Regents Bank, thanks to Tami, is also the presenting sponsor and part of the planning committee for the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s First Citizen award – given to an individual within the Vancouver community who has an amazing record of service.
When she wants to relax, Tami loves to cook and to take care of her diverse garden, as well as her chickens, Rosemary and Verbena. She also enjoys golf and travel.
Regardless of what she has planned, “every day is a fun adventure,” says Tami. We’re proud to spotlight this remarkable leader on our blog, and we hope you have the chance to know Tami and her team. And if you go on Friday, you can have a cookie!
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