BB&T announced that Matthew Whitt has joined the Statesboro team as a Business Services Officer. Whitt, who has been with the bank since January, completed BB&T’s Leadership Development Program, a six-month training program located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The highly competitive program allows BB&T to ingrain its credit and sales culture into the associates while at the same time, allowing associates to hone banking skills and begin their development into future leaders of the bank.
“Coming back to Statesboro is a great opportunity,” Whitt said. “I look forward to being able to give back to the community that provided me with so many opportunities growing up.”
Whitt moved to Statesboro in 1992 with his family and grew up in the area.
Whitt is a Cum Laude graduate from Mercer University, earning his Bachelors in Business Administration in the Stetson School of Business and Economics in December 2007. While at Mercer, he worked in the Office of University Admissions, served as a peer advisor and a Mercer Ambassador, and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.
Whitt joins the commercial loan department at the downtown BB&T branch and will work to develop business relationships within the area.
“I am a people-person at heart,” he said. “My passion revolves around helping others. From a banking prospective, it means serving as a relationship manager to my clients. I look for financial needs in my clients and in turn help make their business more successful. I believe that BB&T has a lot to both offer businesses and individuals, while being able to offer the home-town feel of other banks. I look forward to getting out and involved in the community, introducing myself, and telling others about BB&T.”
“We are delighted to have Matthew join BB&T,” said Jimmy Hodges, BB&T’s city president. “He is a very talented young man, is committed to serving the Market, and will play a key role in our bank.”
Whitt can be reached at 764-0249 or at email@example.com