Hard work has been a defining trait for my career. I incorporate that into my belief that you get what you give. Also, as a double mastectomy and cancer survivor, I have been taught the valuable lesson of truly understanding how short life is, and why I really love the hustle. I have been involved in numerous Board positions since 2006, as I feel it is essential to serve the community and give back to the city in which you live.
What was the defining moment in your past that set you on the career path you ended up following?
For me, the tipping point was having a boss that saw my potential. He helped me to realize what I was truly capable of accomplishing in my career. Eleven years later, that same boss continues to push me and is constantly lifting me up.
What makes you unique in your industry?
I love the hustle. I live to service my clients. It is truly a joy to see their successes and know that I played a small role in them. The Bank of San Antonio allows me to continue to be creative in my role, and that is very rare in my industry.
What is one way you hope to impact your community in the future, either personally or professionally?
Continued service to Boards of Directors for local nonprofit organizations will always be part of what I do to impact the community, regardless of my age. I also see the work at The Bank of San Antonio as effort that ultimately grows jobs for our community. Having been a part of the bank for eleven years and experiencing the materialization of the hard work I have put in is very satisfying, because it has directly helped to grow jobs for others, and that brings me great fulfillment.
If you could sit down with any woman in the world–either from history or who is currently living–who would that be and what would you discuss with her?
I would sit down with former Texas Governor Ann Richards. When I was a young girl growing up in San Antonio, watching Ann’s career from afar inspired me to get involved within the community. Ann was strong, graceful and witty. She was a wonderfully captivating combination for a woman in politics, especially at the time. When I was a child, she was the most powerful woman that I had ever seen…and she was from Texas, which was an added bonus. I always wanted to be like Ann. She believed in hard work, and she never stopped giving back to the community until the day she died.
Connect with Brandi Vitier at TheBankofSanAntonio.com/Executive/Brandi-Vitier, on LinkedIn, on Facebook and on Instagram @thebankofsa.
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Edited from an interview by Eleanora Morrison.