Veola McGowan-Gilmore, Relationship Business Associate II, has worked at Quad City Bank & Trust for 25 years. Veola shares her thoughts on the company culture and what makes QCBT a great place to work:
What is your favorite part about working at QCBT/QCRH? Working with co-workers and satisfying customers by striving to live up to the company's brand.
What does QCBT mean to you? QCBT is one the best companies I, or anyone could work for, and I am so thankful to be employed here. I have been employed here most of my adult life. QCBT is a very family and team-friendly environment. Being a single parent most of my children's lives, this was truly a blessing for me and my family and I am so grateful.
How would you describe the company culture? The company brand. Business-friendly and family-orientated.
What is one thing people may not know about your job or the company? We do interact with customer either by phone or in-person from time to time. This has always given me a rewarding working experience; knowing that I am working directly with the customer and able provide the help they need.
What are some goals you have in life or work? To continue to serve my community with volunteerism and be the best at what I do here at QCBT.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work? Volunteering within the community, working out, and spending time with my granddaughter and family.
What is one thing you love to do in the Quad Cities? Volunteering.
What is a fun fact about yourself? I love to watching boxing, the Marvel movies, and The Walking Dead.
What is your favorite sports team? Dallas Cowboys and NBA (Kevin Durant, with every time his is on.)
Do you have any pets? No.
If you could go to any vacation destination, where would it be? Africa.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? Monica Rambeau (Spectrum/Captain Marvel). She has the ability to control and absorb all energy.
Do you have any favorite quotes? “My Mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." -- Maya Angelou
What is the best advice you’ve received? Live for today because tomorrow is not promised.
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