Alabama-based Oakworth Capital Bank is being recognized by the finance-focused outlet, American Banker. The publication recently ranked Oakworth Capital as the “Best Bank to Work For” in the country for the 6th year in a row.
“This ranking is a direct reflection of the work of our associates,” said Scott Reed, chairman and CEO of Oakworth. “Being named the ‘#1 Best Bank to Work For’ is an incredible achievement on its own. Our associates are the best in the business, and by leading with our core values and making our clients’ financial lives easier, they continue to shine.”
Oakworth’s Chief Operating Officer, Sam Scalici, also commented on the sixth consecutive title.
“Our people are Oakworth’s most valuable asset,” he said. “This recognition is not only consistent but is also tangible evidence that Oakworth is a world-class environment in which to build a career.”
Forest Whatley, Chief Performance Officer, discussed Oakworth’s associate centered approach and said that it leads to better overall experiences for clients.
“We are committed to investing in our associates, creating an environment that allows them to flourish, and giving them the tools necessary to grow and thrive,” Whatley said.
“We believe that when we prioritize our associates, they are empowered to give our clients the best financial services experience possible.”
Oakworth’s current associate retention rate is 96% (as of year-end 2022).
Full results of this year’s rankings are available at American Banker online and in the November issue of American Banker Magazine.
Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.