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McDonald rejoins banking scene

Pam McDonald, the new senior vice president at Flint Community Bank, has spent 15 years in the industry.

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.

Comments

FryarTuk 1 year, 6 months ago

"they have worked to build their company on Christian principals" -- What are Christian principals? Could you find no Jewish principal? There are a couple who run high schools in Atlanta. They're pretty good. Well maybe their major investors are Christian principals - that would do it. LOL Pam McDonald is a go-getter.

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DoctorDorite 1 year, 6 months ago

I've noticed in the past 20 yrs or so that many bankers float from one bank to the other kinda like insurance/car sales people do changing companies all the time, maybe there's a connection there somewhere ???. LOL

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CentsCommon 1 year, 6 months ago

This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 6 months ago

Only a low class prick would write something like this for public viewing.

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1ctizn 1 year, 6 months ago

I am amazed right now. A comment was removed that was in good taste and probably truthful but a comment was left that included calling someone a prick! Goes to show news stories that are written are usually full of Non sense such as this one! Get a better story that is a positive reflection on this community. Not one that might help boost your profits! Futhermore, Is this the same McDonald that has been features previously in your newspaper as McDonald-Garrett??

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 6 months ago

Since when is banking "an industry"?

And I don't think you can quote the movie "Jerry McGuire" in one breath and then turn around and talk about your Christian business principles.

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 6 months ago

I'm all for putting positive articles in the herald, but is this newsworthy? Do some better digging if you have a positive news quota to fill.

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agirl_25 1 year, 6 months ago

When I read the opening line I thought they forgot to put the 's behind the McDonald and wondered if maybe McDonald's was getting into the banking business....groaned and thought..."oh no, as if it isn't enough the have lousy burgers...now they want to compete with Walmart in the banking business".......silly silly me.....then skimmed the article and saw it meant banking.....whew.....glad I am a credit union person.

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CentsCommon 1 year, 6 months ago

If you can stand the heat, get out of the kitchen prick!

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