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April 14, 2014
Texas Bank and Trust Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rogers Pope, Jr. announced the 2013 recipient of the TB&T Community Spirit Award at the bank’s annual employee dinner on Tuesday, March 18.
Jason Trimble, TB&T vice president and real estate risk manager, received this year’s honor amid thunderous applause from more than 400 of his fellow employees.
The community spirit award is presented each year to the individual who best embodies a “spirit of service” and community involvement, representing Texas Bank and Trust and giving back to the communities we serve with his or her time, talents and treasures, Mr. Pope, Jr. said.
“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 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.”
This year’s honoree was described in multiple nominations as exhibiting a passion in everything HE does – his work, his family, his church, and his community. He was described as having “a positive spirit that captures everyone he meets.”
“You’ll never see him without a smile on his face, and he has genuineness about him that few others truly possess,” Mr. Pope, Jr. read. “He gives graciously and sincerely to his church, is actively involved in his children’s’ sports and activities where he serves as a volunteer soccer coach, and he has served on multiple city boards and commissions.”
While Mr. Trimble has been actively involved with No Hungry Children, an organization that supports impoverished children at Christian schools in Nairobi, Kenya, his most recent focus has been with his local Ambucs group in Tyler, where he serves as the ramp building chairman. Ambucs is dedicated to serving those with disabilities by building wheelchair ramps and AmTrykes , specialized tricycles built to allow disabled children to become mobile.
Mr. Trimble has been described as a person who chooses to be involved in community activities where he sees a true need and where he feels he can make a difference.
“It’s not only what you do, but how you do it,” Mr. Pope, Jr. said. “And he (Jason) sets the example of how to lead a life of passion and purpose. He does not always say what he does, but he always does what he says. Without question, I believe he truly exhibits someone with Community Spirit.”
Throughout its 56-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 Mr. Trimble as the recipient of the 2016 TB&T Community Spirit Award, the bank will make a monetary contribution to the charitable organization of his choice.