Pam McDonald, the new senior vice president at Flint Community Bank, has spent 15 years in the industry.
ALBANY — Sitting across a conference table in her new boss’s office, Pam McDonald’s eyes begin to water as she describes the environment she’s stepped into at Flint Community Bank.
Her voice gives a slight crack as she chooses her words carefully.
The new senior vice president at Flint Community Bank, McDonald describes her new job with appreciation.
“I can’t tell you how amazing it feels to work with people who, for one, you trust, and two, who you respect,” said McDonald, Flint’s new senior vice president.
McDonald, a widely known banker who has about 15 years of experience with area banks, joined the FCB team officially Jan. 1.
The bank’s founders, W. Scott Tomlinson and Frank Griffin, say they have worked to build their company on Christian principals and strong customer service — tenets that they say are a perfect fit for McDonald.
“Frank and I had worked with Pam when she was with her previous company and we’ve just been friends for years so we have been hoping for a while that she would get back into the banking industry and when she did, we wanted it to be with us,” Tomlinson says.
“She provides a dynamic to this company that we sorely needed,” he said.
“It means a great deal for us to be able to add her to the team,” Griffin says. “It’s kind of like they said in Jerry Maguire: She completes this bank. She brings a lot to the table.”
McDonald left banking a couple of years ago and purchased part ownership in Brooks Furniture. She divested herself of that ownership role prior to joining Flint, Tomlinson said.
McDonald sits on the boards of directors for Chehaw, the Lily Pad, the Junior League of Albany and the Charity League.