The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), unveiled its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list. The award recognizes the nation’s up-and-coming community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry. Shaunna Padgett, Vice President, Strategic & Operating Manager at First National Bank of Michigan is named to the list.
“This annual award continues to uncover extraordinary talent within the community banking industry,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “We congratulate Shaunna Padgett on this well-deserved honor. Her deep belief in the community bank business model and passion for supporting her customers and communities, especially in this COVID-19 environment where community bankers continue to step up to serve the needs of customers, should be commended.”
Chosen from hundreds of entries, candidates were judged on the following criteria: character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation. Bank technology services provider FIS, of Jacksonville, Fla., sponsored this year’s program.
“I’m honored to have been named to ICBA Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list,” Shaunna Padgett said. “Community banking makes such a positive impact in the lives of our customers and our community and I’m so proud to be part of this great industry.”
Shaunna Padgett carries the unofficial title of First National Bank of Michigan’s “go-to, can-do” person. No task is off-limits for Padgett. She worked to upgrade products and services at the Bank to remain competitive. Her initiative, efficiency, productivity, and commitment have not gone unnoticed by leadership. Shaunna started with First National Bank of Michigan in August 2010, she is a graduate of Western Michigan University. Shaunna is active in the community and along with her husband Dan, they are raising two daughters.
“We’re so proud of Shaunna for being named to this impressive list of community banking leaders,” Daniel Bitzer, President & CEO said. “We have the opportunity to see her work shine every day and make a difference in the lives of customers we serve. We’re so pleased to see her receive the national recognition she deserves.”