Name: Christy Elliott-McGinnis
Credentials: Concord (May 2004)
Founded in 1872, Branch Banking & Trust Co (BB&T) is headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. BB&T has $157 billion in assets, more than 30,000 employees, and over 1,800 locations in 12 states and Washington, DC. In WV, BB&T is the largest mortgage lender and the state’s 31st largest employer. In 2000, BB&T purchased the former West Virginia-based One Valley Bank.
Christy Elliott-McGinnis is Cum Laude graduate from Concord College with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration – Marketing and Management. Christy was active on campus and earned an invitation to attend a Concord Foundation fundraising dinner. John Allison, former CEO of BB&T, was the guest speaker at the dinner and after an informal discussion on business ethics with the CEO and local BB&T representatives, Christy presented a resume and asked for a job. Six short months later, she began her professional career in Charleston, WV as a Relationship Banker with BB&T! As a Relationship Banker, Christy helped both retail and commercial clients achieve their personal financial goals. Christy was promoted within nine months to the BB&T @Work Sales Officer. In that role, Christy worked with local companies to promote financial wellness in the work-place and was a large contributor to her region’s retail account production. In June 2011, Christy transitioned into a new position at BB&T – Merchant Sales Consultant. In her new role, Christy provides methods of electronic payment acceptance to commercial and small business clients in central and southern WV.
At BB&T, giving back to the community is very important. Christy participates in local organizations that mirror her personal interests. Christy is involved with the following organizations: Concord University Charleston Dinner Fund – 2011-2012 Chair; Concord University Business Advisory Board – Member of Student Enhancement Committee; Generation Charleston – Member; Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in Dunbar, WV; Dunbar Little League.
Christy L. Elliott-McGinnis
300 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301