Elmy Savoie | Marketing Administrator, Synergy Bank

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Tell me about your work:

What is the best part of your job?

It has been my pleasure to work at Synergy Bank for over six years now. Synergy is a community bank that was founded over 20 years ago with a mission that each employee lives by each day – excellence in customer service. That commitment extends beyond the bank to helping our community and supporting the growth and prosperity of the Bayou Region.



My job responsibilities vary each day depending on the needs of the bank. One day I may be writing press releases, the other I am conducting training or coordinating a bank event. Because of this, my job is never boring and always challenging which is why I love it.

What is the hardest? 

My varying responsibilities make it challenging to juggle all the different jobs but that’s also the best part.



Synergy Bank is very involved in the community.

What are some of the ways you look forward to serving the community in 2020? 

With the recent cancellation of community events, it has been challenging for so many nonprofits and civic organizations. As a former nonprofit director, I understand that many of these organizations depend on fundraising events to sustain their missions. Though I cannot volunteer, I will continue to support them through monetary donations and virtual events.



What’s one leadership skill you feel everyone must learn?

Every great supervisor that I have ever had the pleasure of working with, had one very important quality that I valued most and that was patience. Throughout my career I admit patience has been the most challenging for me to develop because my mindset, unfortunately, has always been “Instant gratification isn’t soon enough.” Every leader should strive to develop the patience to train, the patience to assist and the patience to lead.

Tell me about yourself:

As a child, what did you see yourself doing as a career?



When I was younger, I despised writing and being creative. I actually wanted to be nuclear physicist because I loved math and science so much.

What was your very first job?

My first job was a cashier in fast food.


What time to do you wake up and how do you start your day?

I normally wake up around 5:30 a.m., feed the dog and cat and then take a one to two-mile walk/run.

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?



I couldn’t imagine living without my family.

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you bring?

I love to travel so picking one place is rather difficult, but the top of my bucket travel list is Australia. Since I always travel with my family, I would want to take them with me.



 

Favorites/This or That:

Favorite snack food: 
Grapes

Favorite vacation spot: 
My home, Utila Bay Island, Honduras

Favorite TV series? 
Antique Roadshow



How do you take your coffee?
Cream and one Splenda

Favorite superhero? 
Thor

Ice cream or frozen yogurt? 
Ice cream



Early bird or night owl?

Early bird