Congratulations to four Bank of American Fork employees who have recently received high honors in various fields including sales, operations, community leadership and fitness.
Ken Burnett, vice president / director of business development and training at Bank of American Fork, was named one of the Utah’s Sales and Marketers of the Year in the January issue of Utah Business magazine. Burnett was recognized for leading a team of business development officers that have contributed to the bank’s continued success during the recession, including increasing loans, deposits and new customers.
Bank of American Fork operations manager Marcia Clements was recognized by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) as a “Rising Star.” The honor is bestowed upon the best and brightest in the community-banking industry who exemplify professionalism, accomplishment and integrity. Clements is one of six bankers in the country to receive the award and is featured in the February 2012 issue of ICBA Independent Banker magazine.
Clements swiftly climbed through the ranks of the bank to become the operations manager of the busiest branch of Utah’s largest community bank at age 26—the youngest manager to do so in the Bank’s 99-year history. Nine years later, Clements continues to manage the 20 operational employees at the bank’s main office with exceptional skill.
Business development officer Ryan Hunter was recognized as the 2012 Business Person of the Year from the American Fork Chamber of Commerce. Hunter was chosen from among hundreds of Chamber members for his continued support of local communities, particularly his role in organizing the Chamber’s most successful Business Classic golf tournament. The tournament raised funds for the Chamber and collected 400 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank.
Bank of American Fork Senior Vice President of Treasury and Administration Brian Thompson was named as one of the top 10 “Fittest Execs” under age 50 by Utah Business magazine. Thompson and other recipients underwent a health and fitness appraisal by experts at The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (TOSH). The appraisal measured five components of fitness: aerobic, anaerobic, strength, endurance and body composition. An avid cyclist and weight lifter, Thompson’s emphasis on health and fitness has been an example to his peers at Bank of American Fork.