SVP/Commercial Banking Manager
What I enjoy most about working at Bell is the culture – deeply rooted in strong values, a reputation for serving local communities, and a commitment to service, prioritizing clients’ needs and helping them succeed financially. The best part is working alongside some of the most talented professionals in the industry at Bell.
Managing our specialty markets team, I get to wake up every day and do what I love most! Our phenomenal team specializes in nonprofit, healthcare, professional and government banking, where we provide expertise and tailor our delivery for their unique industry needs.
I greatly enjoy giving back to our community, whether through volunteering, serving on boards or simply working on community projects! I absolutely love giving back, mentoring others and building a strong, diverse and cohesive team. Throughout my career, I’ve learned how important it is to drive myself with a purpose and always find an opportunity to help others along the way. When we validate our purpose, we move intentionally and think differently, and that has allowed me to embrace change and challenges for growth along the way.
Born in Beirut, Lebanon, I lived there until age 11, then moved with my family to the U.S. It was then that I learned to speak English. As an adult, I spent some time in Europe and lived in France for a short while before moving to Arizona in 2002, and have since made it my new home!
I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and my master’s degree from the International Business School of SUPEUROPE in Caen, France. Starting my banking career in 1994, I have diverse experience ranging from personal and community banking to commercial and industrial lending, treasury management and business, government and nonprofit banking.
My husband, Eric, and I live in Gilbert, Ariz., with our 2 children. Outside of work, my favorite hobby is spending quality time with my family. We love exploring new destinations, hiking trails, camping and throwing some corn hole for fun. I also enjoy working out, playing volleyball and pickelball, but when I need to unwind, I absolutely love reading a good book or brushing my favorite oil paint on a dusty canvas.