Assistant Vice President / Lending Officer
Texas Bank and Trust Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rogers Pope, Jr. announced the 2015 recipient of the TB&T Community Spirit Award at the bank’s annual employee dinner on Tuesday, March 15.
Carmen Carpenter, TB&T assistant vice president, received this year’s honor amid the buoyant applause of more than 470 fellow co-workers. Mrs. Carpenter serves as a lending officer in the bank’s Tyler market.
Established in 2009, the Texas Bank and Trust Community Spirit Award is presented each year at the bank’s annual dinner to the individual who best embodies a “spirit of service” and community involvement, representing the bank in the communities TB&T serves. Nominations for the recognition are submitted by officers and employees.
“Community involvement and support is one of the core values on which this organization is built and, even though we will only recognize one individual with this award, all of our team members are responsible for the superb reputation that TB&T has in this regard in each and every one of the communities in which we have a presence,” Mr. Pope said.
As the 2015 honoree, Mrs. Carpenter was described as an individual who is engaged in demonstrating TB&T values and commitment within her local community.
“She is admired for her work ethic and is one who truly does embody the spirit of service,” Mr. Pope said.
Mrs. Carpenter is involved in numerous Tyler community, serving in various leadership roles, including the Tyler Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Contact Club, the Tyler Rotary Club, Goodwill Industries of East Texas, the Trinity Mother Frances Pearls and Promises Gala, the Cattle Baron’s Gala, and the Christian Women’s Job Corp. Additionally, and most significant, she was recognized by Tyler Junior College in 2015 as a “Valuable Young Alumna” for her efforts in promoting and broadening the college’s reach in East Texas.
“She is a role model for all of us who are passionate about contributing to the greater good of our communities.”
Throughout its 58-year history, Texas Bank and Trust has placed a high value on service for its employees. The bank’s spirit of giving has brought together individuals who share a common vision and ongoing commitment to improve the lives of their neighbors.
In addition to recognizing Mrs. Carpenter as the recipient of the 2015 TB&T Community Spirit Award, the bank will make a monetary contribution to the charitable organization of her choice.