July 2014 - Star of the Month - Debbie Finley

by Austin Bank 9. July 2014 11:10

With over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, our July Star brings a positive attitude and commitment to customers with her EVERY day . . . even when a tree falls on her car during an ice storm.  We are proud to announce Debbie Finley, Customer Service Representative in the Tyler South office as our July Star of the Month.

Debbie joined the Austin Bank team in 2009 at the Troup location before moving to Tyler South.  She is focused on account openings and onboarding, but is also cross-trained to assist with most of the branch duties including working behind the teller line when needed.  With her bank training background, Debbie is always gracious to share her expertise and assist others.  Debbie has recently become the face of Austin Bank in the Meadow Lake Senior Living Facility office, assisting customers there two days a week.  “Since Debbie has been working at Meadow Lake, I have gotten to know her very well,” states Tamara Cox, Retail Office Manager, Tyler Cumberland Park.  “She always has such a positive attitude and loves her job.  Our customers at Meadow Lake just love her and she always makes sure they are taken care of.”  

“Debbie is our South Tyler mystery shop queen – consistently receiving scores averaging over 100,” shares Cindy Cook, Retail Office Manager, Tyler South.  She has also been recognized in the Winner’s Circle Awards in 2011, 2012, and 2013 for each of these categories each year:  Training Extra Credit (above required hours), Most ICA Referrals and Perfect Attendance.

A graduate of Allegany High School in Cumberland, Maryland and Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, Debbie now calls Tyler home.  She is very active in civic work and was the recipient of an Austin Bank Community Service Award for her work with the Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in 2012.  In addition to the Salvation Army, Debbie also serves as a Board member for the Tyler Civic Chorale, works with the Tyler Sister Cities Program and is a member of First Presbyterian Church.  Debbie has a dog, Tyler, and four cats.  She enjoys walking her dog, working in her yard, singing, attending and performing in the theatre.  A fun fact – Debbie loves Halloween.  She likes to wear different character masks, especially animals.

“Webster’s Dictionary should have Debbie Finley’s picture printed for its definition of customer service.  She remembers every detail about our customers’ lives, pays attention to the details and makes sure things are done right.”

Gay Smith, VP/Relationship Manager

“I consider Debbie not only a superb co-worker/employee but a friend.  She is always willing to go the extra mile, giving 100% for the Bank and its customers.”

Cindy Cook, Retail Office Manager, Tyler South

“We were truly fortunate when Debbie joined our Austin Bank team.  She brought a high level of experience in customer service to our Smith County market and continues to be a customer favorite in the Tyler area.”

Linda Douglas, EVP/Director of Retail Banking, Tyler Downtown


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Comments (5) -

Linda bynum
Linda bynum
7/11/2014 10:20:51 AM #

Debbie Finley, I just want to let you know how proud of you I am. But also want the company to know that you are also one of the kindest individuals I have ever met. Congradulation on Employee of the month.


Trish Johnson
Trish Johnson
7/14/2014 7:54:08 AM #

I almost never right critiques, comments or anything of this nature but I must say that his lady is a ray of sunshine every time I walk into the bank. She is confidently competent and always pleasant and professional. She deserves to be recognized.


Dorothea Artinger
Dorothea Artinger
7/16/2014 6:55:02 AM #

Debbie truly is a star. She is the best customer service rep I have ever had the pleasure to know.


Teresa V.
Teresa V.
7/29/2014 3:47:16 PM #


You so epitomize a true customer service representative. You have helped me any time I had questions or opened accounts. Debbie, you always have a smile and 'can do' attitude!

Bravo Zulu!


Rita Dickerson
Rita Dickerson
8/6/2014 8:50:42 AM #

I have had the pleasure of working with Debbie and she has always been a Super Star!!


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