Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Texas Bank and Trust President and Chief Operating Officer Rogers Pope, Jr. announced the 2012 recipient of the TB&T Community Spirit Award at the bank’s annual employee dinner on Tuesday, March 20.
Scott Dickerson, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, was honored with the fourth annual award.
“This award is given in honor of a TB&T employee who embodies the ‘spirit of service’ and community involvement, representing Texas Bank and Trust in the local communities in which we serve,” Mr. Pope said before more than 361 TB&T employees. “This year’s recipient was described as a ‘humanitarian’ who has a genuine concern for the safety and well-being of those around him.”
Described as a quiet community volunteer who prefers to do most of his service anonymously, Mr. Dickerson was recognized for dedication to community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, United Way, and the annual Angel Tree project. He is also a long-time bell-ringer for The Salvation Army.
“Mr. Dickerson is said to keep a ‘very humble attitude’ and his ‘benevolent spirit’ well-disguised. He is often known to purchase raffle tickets for various fundraisers and put another employee’s name on them, and he always makes a point of buying items from fundraisers for co-workers’ children,” Mr. Pope added.
Mr. Dickerson has been with the TB&T since 1997, and in addition to his consistent support of bank-sponsored activities, he has held leadership roles with Buckner Children and Family Services, the Centurion Club, Gregg County Crime Stoppers, Boy Scouts of America, and the National Rifle Association.
The daily demands of Mr. Dickerson’s job require that he manage the bank’s risk while being a skillful and effective communicator. As a result, he is in high demand for speaking engagements both at Texas Bank and Trust and for numerous local clubs and organizations, covering such timely topics as fraud, identity theft, and information security.
Mr. Dickerson fills his spare time with service to his faith community as visiting pastor at Alpine Presbyterian Church. He has also previously served as interim pastor, treasurer, and as an adult Sunday school teacher at Holy Trinity Community Church in Longview.
“I want to offer my deepest and most sincere appreciation for being the recipient of the bank's Community Spirit Award,” Mr. Dickerson said. “To say that I was shocked and overwhelmed is a gross understatement. I have never felt so humbled in my life to receive such an honor.”
Throughout its 54-year history, Texas Bank and Trust has placed a high value on service for its employees. The bank’s spirit of community has brought together individuals who share a common vision and ongoing commitment to improve the lives of their neighbors.
“I truly appreciate Texas Bank and Trust and its leaders for creating a culture of service to the community and affording its officers and employees opportunities to use their time and talents to get involved,” Mr. Dickerson said.
In addition to recognizing Mr. Dickerson as the recipient of the 2012 TB&T Community Spirit Award, the bank will make a monetary contribution to the charitable organization of his choice.