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IBA Member Spotlight: Laurie Lingenfelter

Lingenfelter Finds Stability in 20-Year Banking Career

Lingenfelter, LaurieBefore Laurie Lingenfelter found a career in banking, she worked at a school district. She says her most interesting job was working for the Webster County Youth Conservation Corp. when she was in high school though. She said that job gave her an appreciation for the environment, specifically the parks and outdoor areas in her community.

Today, Lingenfelter is an operations administrator at State Bank & Trust Co. in Nevada and has been with the bank for more than 20 years. “I enjoy the stability of my work,” she said.

How did you get into banking as a career?  
Previously, I worked for the school district. Seeing an advertisement for a position at the bank led to me apply, and I have now been here more than 20 years. I enjoy the stability of my work.

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?
A job with the Webster County Youth Conversation Corp. was offered through the school district when I was in high school. I learned about erosion control in the parks, cleaned up downed trees and repaired parks after flood damage. This was a very hard working group of kids and leaders. It was a wonderful experience to learn about the environment. These type of skills gave me an appreciation for our parks and outdoors. Some of the projects we completed are still there to this day. It taught us about hard work and how it pays off. It gave me a sense of pride and accomplishment.

What is your best elevator pitch for why banking is a great career?
Working with and helping people, helping the community. I like the details of my job.

When you’re not at work, what do you like to do most?
Play with the grandkids, ride motorcycles, play with my dogs, making quilts, panning for sapphires.

What is a quote or guiding principle you live by?
Work hard, take care of your  family and yourself, pray, have God in your life, see the world.

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