Leota Shillingburg discovered her love of banking early in life and has stuck with it. In high school, she participated in the DECA program, which helps prepare students to enter the business world. “I got into banking part time, and that’s where I’ve been ever since,” she said.
With more than 27 years of experience in the banking industry, Leota said that her favorite part of working in banking, and at MVB Bank specifically, has been serving her clients.
“I’ve had a few clients who have appreciated what I’ve done for them, and they have sent letters to upper management. That’s probably one of my favorite client experiences, when they affirm the good that we do,” she said. “I like everything about our clients. I want our clients to feel appreciated when they walk in the door of our Foxcroft location.”
Leota recently switched from her longtime role of being a branch manager to taking on a new position as a commercial loan processing administrator. She’s embracing the challenge after spending weeks training different branches on new banking software MVB has recently introduced. Leota said she has enjoyed the task of learning a new system and has embraced her new teaching role – and it’s apparent that her flexibility is one of the many strengths she brings to MVB.
Leota’s favorite part of working at MVB is the team and family atmosphere.
“I enjoy working for MVB. I feel that this company cares about their employees, and my boss has always been great to me; that’s probably been one of the deciding factors,” she said.
In her spare time, Leota said she enjoys giving back to the community. “It makes me feel good,” she said. She initially became involved with the Shenandoah Women’s Center during a Day of Caring event 15 plus years ago and has been involved ever since.
“I try to stay involved. I’m on the board for the Shenandoah Women’s Center, which helps women affected by domestic violence. I like giving back to different areas that are important to me,” Leota said. “I just recently helped out by babysitting with the Children’s Home Society. I enjoy volunteering my time to assist our community.”
Do you live in the Martinsburg area and have a financial or volunteer service need? Leota and MVB can help. Give Leota a call at (304) 267-1200 or visit our Foxcroft branch at 651 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, WV 25401.