Internship Piques Savoy’s Interest in Banking
In high school, Jordan Savoy was at ease when dealing with numbers. After having the opportunity to intern at a bank as part of a class requirement, he became interested in pursuing banking as a career. He went on to receive a degree in finance from Iowa State University and began his banking career soon after.
Today, Savoy is a loan officer, dealing with agricultural and commercial, consumer, and real estate loans at First State Bank in Britt — the same bank where he interned in high school. “Community banking is an amazing career choice because it provides chances to give back to people in your community by helping them get their dream house, a car or to start a business,” he said.
How did you get into banking as a career?
All throughout school, numbers came very easy to me. I interned at First State Bank during high school for a class requirement, and I got even more intrigued with banking after the internship.
Prior to your current role, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had, and what lesson did it teach you that you still use today?
In college, I worked at the Boys and Girls Club of America in Ames. I was the gym coordinator. That job taught me a lot about patience, but also it taught me that community comes from all different types of backgrounds.
What Is your best elevator pitch for why banking is a great career?
Community banking is an amazing career choice because it provides chances to give back to people in your community by helping them get their dream house, a car or to start a business.
How does getting involved with the Iowa Bankers Association help you and you bank?
Being involved in the Iowa Bankers Association has helped me by keeping me up to date on our ever changing regulations in banking. It has furthered my education in banking as well as helped in making connections with other bankers.
When you’re not at work, what do like to do most?
I love to spend time with my wife and dog. My wife and I go golfing a lot as well as spend time with our families. I am also an assistant boys basketball coach for the West Hancock Eagles.
What is a quote or guiding principal you live by?
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
— John Wooden