When I joined the BNI (Business Networking International) chapter last year, the Referral Rockstars, Suzy Chapman was the Vice President. She soon became the President and has been so for most of my time with the group. She runs the meetings smoothly and keeps us on track. This is saying something since we are a group of 50 professionals- most of whom like to talk. What I admire most is that she runs the meetings efficiently- without treating us like children. Suzy probably learned these skills managing at Fidelity bank. She started there fourteen years ago and has been there for almost all of her career.
And running a family of four has to have equipped her with some skills, too. Suzy has been married to Lorenzo for fourteen years. 2000 was a big year for Suzy. She got married and began her banking career. Suzy and Lorenzo have two daughters: Aly, 12, and Carly, 9. The family loves to go to the lake, spending weekends there camping, tubing, and playing together. They support one another’s pursuits and approach sports as a family activity- attending their daughter’s games with gusto.
Suzy is, as they say, a Git R Done Girl. Have an unruly group that needs to be led, just give Suzy the room. Have a bank branch that needs to be run, even though it is large, just give Suzy a desk. A newly built home that needs to be put into order? Give Suzy a little time. How about a bare yard that needs to be sodded? Back up the truck.
Suzy has help. She has a great husband, a good staff and people to support her. One of the things I like about Suzy… she doesn’t run her life like a one-woman show. We’re all here to take the ride together. But you do need someone to keep an eye on the big picture, the long-term, the clock and the budget. And as an artist type who shapes details, I admire this capability of Suzy’s. I own a small business. I can act like a manager when I need to. But it is not my natural tendency.
What Suzy loves best about her job at Fidelity is meeting business customers and training her staff. That IS her natural tendency- to manage. But to do so in a personal manner.
Suzy was one of our earliest BNI clients. And she has used us several times. BNI has helped our studio grow, as we, in turn, hopefully have helped other businesses grow. We are a room full of field-specific professionals (one photographer, one chiropractor, one bank loan manager per chapter, etc) who hire one another when needs arise. BUT we are also a group of 50 consumers who refer people we know to that one plumber, that one computer doctor in our chapter, etc. So not only has Suzy hired us, she regularly passes out our cards and brags on our work. Suzy is a great example of how and why networking works. And Patrick and I are grateful to her.
Need a loan? Suzy specializes in home equity lines of credit. She has done it for years, has the honesty and integrity you want in a banker, AND she’ll make you smile while you fill out paperwork. 🙂 Plus her office is conveniently located downtown where her desk sits by huge north-facing windows with the beautiful soft kind of light that makes everyone look their best. Some banks are boring with bad light- we all know this. But the artist in me is speaking now. This is why the world needs managers. The point is: call Suzy!
Suzy Chapman, Fidelity Bank
Assistant Vice President
Branch Manager ll
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