By Nickie Dennis, Sr. SBA Loan Servicer, Core Bank
It was over 20 years ago when I started a job in banking. I started off as a back-office corrections clerk/ proof operator. There was nothing too exciting about the position other than I could wear headphones while I pecked on the keys of my proof machine. An opportunity in the loan department of that bank opened up, I applied and soon transitioned. I quickly traded in my headphones and “do-not-disturb” sign for a phone headset and a welcome mat.
September 11, 2001 – a day that we will never forget, changed America and also my career. There was now a greater need for Anti-Money Laundering personnel within the banking systems.
I gave up my welcome mat and put on my detective hat. My job was to detect and deter money laundering and terrorist financing. I was no longer the friendly face in the office, but now the person you didn’t want to sit down and talk to. After many years in that role, I wanted to try my hand at something different.
An opportunity within SBA Lending presented itself at Core Bank. I jumped and it has proven to be one of the most exciting career choices I’ve made. I work in a beautiful location with an awesome view of Overland Park Kansas. The people are very nice and I’ve run into some old friends (and made a few new ones) along the way.
Outside of Core Bank, I like spending time with my family and friends, mentoring youth at my church and taking amateur landscape and nature pictures. I absolutely love recording and watching Jeopardy with my family every night and watching football games.
We’d love to see your smiling face in person, but we know that your banking needs happen 24 | 7 | 365. Feel free to bank from your couch, your office or a beach somewhere warm.