Anderson: Banking Is a Service Everyone Needs
June Anderson found banking after spending some time in the travel industry as a commuter airline ticket agent. In that role, she dealt with a number of responsibilities involving both passengers and cargo. That included rescheduling passengers due to weather or mechanical problems. “This taught me to multi-task and to defuse high stress situations,” she said.
Today, Anderson is a commercial banking associate at Ohnward Bank & Trust in Marion. She says she enjoys banking because, “we’re providing a financial service everyone needs.”
How did you get into banking as a career?
I had a temporary job at Norwest Bank in Des Moines (1988) that led to a permanent position.
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?
Commuter airline ticket agent. In that position, I handwrote passenger tickets and freight airbills, directed the plane where to park, loaded and unloaded passengers and freight/luggage. I also re-scheduled passengers due to weather or mechanical problems. This taught me to multi-task and to defuse high stress situations.
What is your best elevator pitch for why banking is a great career?
Banking is a great career because we’re providing a financial service everyone needs.
When you’re not at work, what do you like to do most?
Hiking with my granddaughter in our local parks like Pinicon Ridge and Palisades, country dancing, sewing and movies.
What is a quote or guiding principle you live by?
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
— Jim Elliott