BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regions Bank (NYSE: RF) today announced that Mike Temple, Head of Regions Real Estate Corporate Banking, is the August 2013 recipient of the Regions Bank Better Life Award. The Better Life Award is the top honor given to an associate of Regions for outstanding dedication and job performance, as well as exemplary involvement and commitment to the community.
Since joining Regions in 1996, Temple has proven himself in a host of areas – including Business Services, Credit and Corporate Real Estate. In 2008, he was asked to lead the development of a new Real Estate Corporate Banking Group, a now 30-person team. Throughout his career – both inside and outside the company – he has distinguished himself and his teams with a commitment to high performance and on treating people with care and respect.
“There is a depth to Mike that makes him so much more than your average person or leader,” said John Asbury, head of Business Services at Regions, “People are drawn to him because of his honesty, caring and his knowledge, and at the same time, by his positive outlook and how he encourages others – through his example and his words.”
His teams would point to his selflessness and his quiet dedication, even as he battled – and continues to battle – cancer. In this struggle, Temple has been an example, not just in staying engaged with his teams but also in staying positive and open. The community organizations for which he has worked could say the same … and have, as he supported cancer research through his work with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and was the recipient of the YMCA of Greater Birmingham’s Red Triangle Award.
The Better Life Award is presented monthly to a Regions associate who lives the company’s mission to make life better for customers, associates and the communities it serves, and who is an example of the company’s values:
- Put People First
- Do What Is Right
- Focus On Your Customer
- Reach Higher
- Enjoy Life
Regions associates are nominated by their managers and peers for the award. Regions Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Grayson Hall honors recipients at the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala., at a meeting broadcast live to offices and branches in the 16 states Regions serves. In addition to the recognition, associates earning the Better Life Award will receive an additional week of vacation and a crystal award.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $119 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage, and insurance products and services. Regions serves customers in 16 states across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,700 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.