Vice President / Business Development Officer
The Texas Bank and Trust Community Spirit Award recognizes an employee who embodies the spirit of service and community involvement, representing Texas Bank and Trust in the local communities we serve.
Texas Bank and Trust Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rogers Pope, Jr. announced the 2016 recipient of the TB&T Community Spirit Award at the bank’s annual employee dinner on Tuesday, March 14.
Cynthia Jackson, who serves as vice president for business development in the bank’s Richardson market, received this year’s honor amid the buoyant applause of more than 465 of her fellow co-workers. The recognition is among the more significant highlights of the banquet, held each year in the bank’s home market of Longview.
Established in 2009, the TB&T 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, Jr. said.
As the 2016 honoree, Mrs. Jackson was described as someone who “has a true servant’s heart and who willingly gives of her time and talents for the betterment of others.” She has dedicated countless hours to the community and the many organizations in which she is involved.
“She is the epitome of what this award represents,” Mr. Pope, Jr. said. “(Our recipient) is always willing to help, always has a positive attitude, and truly cares about everyone she meets.”
Mrs. Jackson’s resume of volunteerism bears that out with the numerous community organizations throughout the Metroplex that have benefited from her service and leadership, including the Network of Community Ministries, Take me Home Pet Rescue and Animal Luv, WFAA Santa’s Helpers, Arapaho Classical Magnet Elementary School, Methodist Richardson Medical Center Foundation, and National Night Out. Additionally, she is an active volunteer with the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Richardson Women in Leadership, the Richardson Independent School District’s Budget and Review Committee, and the Texas Bankers Association Foundation.
In addition to her community responsibilities, Mrs. Jackson was noted for her commitment to putting her bank customers first. Whether she is taking documents to elderly customers, picking up deposits for them, or just sitting beside their side in the hospital, she is highly regarded among her peers for being “someone who ‘gifts’ so much of her time and truly enjoys it.”
Throughout its 59-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. Jackson as the recipient of the 2016 TB&T Community Spirit Award, the bank will make a monetary contribution to the charitable organization of her choice.