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08.22.23

A personal touch builds a forward-looking relationship

When Mary Baldwin University was ready to find a new bank that would expertly support their needs, Sean Simplicio (Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer), knew exactly who he was going to call. The University had worked with Atlantic Union Bank (AUB) for years and had previous experience with our products, including building loans and money market accounts. That existing relationship and trust was built over time. Through the early stages of the new bank discussion, Sean got to know Craig Parrent (Market President and Regional Commercial Executive). That meant Sean felt confident in choosing us to be a banking partner for the University and the local community.

What led Sean to choose AUB for Mary Baldwin University’s banking partnership?

Since Mary Baldwin is a school that is unique amongst similarly-sized institutions given the mix of programs they offer, Sean knew they’d need a partner that’s big enough to offer the tools and services to help Mary Baldwin grow. He also wanted a local team that would be responsive and nimble enough to quickly address any questions. It was important for him to find a team that would be as invested in the success of Mary Baldwin as he is. Not only that, but the personal relationship that Sean has with Greg Godsey (Senior Vice President, Commercial Market Executive) means he doesn’t have to go through a phone tree – there’s always someone he can call directly to discuss any financial issues or problems he’s facing.

Plus, our expansive offerings give Mary Baldwin a variety of solutions for opportunities they face. For example, while the University is a relatively new solutions banking customer, Jennifer Huffman has been working to tailor a program to them that works for their specific needs. That includes seminars that she has organized to assist graduate Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Nursing students understand banking and finance, as well as issues that specifically affect students who want to open their own practices.

How will AUB help Mary Baldwin going forward?

Having a banking partner that cares specifically about the success of the University was important for Sean, and he knows that AUB is exactly that partner. It’s important for the school to know an entire team is ready to help with banking issues or opportunities as they arise. And Sean knows the importance of having treasury management products and services for the University, so he trusts Steve Hickman (Vice President and Treasury Management Officer II) to be on top of everything he needs. The dedication of our team is exactly why they’ve chosen AUB and the excellent service we provide for their deposit accounts, lines of credit and treasury services including purchasing, card, and payment processing.

With strong relationships and a responsive banking team, Sean Simplicio can feel confident in the banking partnership between AUB and Mary Baldwin. He says that he’s looking forward to leveraging all the ways AUB can help in the future. Plus, with our local Staunton branch and commercial office practically located on campus, it’s easy to get in-person help when necessary!

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