Quontic Bank appoints Casey Christopher to unique new role

By William Girling
Disruptive community bank Quontic has announced the appointment of Casey Christopher to a unique role: Chief Empowerment Officer...

Disruptive community bank Quontic has announced the appointment of Casey Christopher to a unique role: Chief Empowerment Officer.

The company, which recently featured in our October 2020 edition, has called the newly developed role an opportunity to drive “empowerment and cultural development within the workplace.”

No stranger to innovation, either technologically or culturally, Quontic is the first community bank to create such a role, reflecting its commitment to holistic innovation across all aspects of finance.

Re-envisioning banking

Christopher joined the company in April 2020 as VP of Specialty Banking. In a statement, she declared her excitement and affirmed that the company’s values were clearly being displayed to the industry: 

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“As the first community bank to create this role, I’m honoured and committed to driving purposeful and meaningful change at Quontic.

“We believe it’s time for companies to empower both customers and employees, which is the reason why my new role was created. Now more than ever, it’s imperative for employers to give employees a dedicated leader focused on shared experiences, impactful opportunities, co-creation, and positive energy.”

Her new duties will include overseeing cultural development, social impact and industry-wide collaborations. Additionally, Christopher will handle internal-external communication, develop best-practices, and foster an environment wherein employees can initiate and cultivate change.

“Quontic embarked on its journey two years ago to re-envision what it means to be a community bank,” added Steve Schnall, CEO. “We believe that community banking can and should be different, which is why we are doing things differently. 

“The culture and mission of a community bank should be meaningful and vibrant. Today, we are the only community bank to have both a Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Empowerment Officer. This is the very manifestation of us living out our mission statement and I, along with the Quontic team, will continue to diligently pursue our purpose.”

Main image credit: Quontic

Photo of Casey Christopher sourced from LinkedIn

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