Pilot Bank is a full-service bank providing retail and commercial services to individuals, businesses, and institutions in the greater Tampa Bay and Lakeland, Florida areas. Chartered by the state of Florida in 1987 and with 6 locations, they are constantly moving towards the future. President, Rita Lowman is no exception. With 40 years of banking experience under her belt, she is constantly looking to the future and anticipating all the great things that can be achieved through the power of good leadership.
In today’s turbulent times due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Rita believes stepping up is essential to keeping the future bright for our community. During the recent INDO US event that took place on May 13th, Rita spoke up about how to lead the way through these uncertain times.
“Things have changed the last few weeks. In banking, it is crucial that we are here when you need us. It is important to have the right team together. We need new emerging leaders and strong teams now more than ever.” – Rita Lowman, President of Pilot Bank
Some of Pilot Banks core values involve teamwork and creating an environment that nurtures leadership. As well as a focus on community and innovation. Rita was proud to welcome her son Gary Lowman to the presentation in order to further elaborate on the concept of teamwork and leadership. When asked Gary what makes a good leader, Gary Lowman replied, “You must lead with Empathy.” The two stressed that an understanding approach to your team as a leader is essential to success and establishing a positive company culture.
“A good organizational culture starts from the top and works its way down. Gary and I lead from the heart. Successful teams have mutual trust and are open and honest with each other” – Rita Lowman, President of Pilot Bank
Rita took pride in implying that it is our leaders that must set an example for their coworkers and the community. As we begin to adjust to life post COVID-19 we are learning that strong leadership is exactly what will lead us to a better future. To learn more about Rita Lowman and her outlook towards a better tomorrow or Pilot Bank and their company’s values and mission follow the link provided to their homepage: https://www.pilot.bank/
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