Bank of Tucson Promotes Mark Davis to Vice President of Commercial Lending
Making loans to local businesses is one of the most important things we do at Bank of Tucson. Providing the capital our clients need to expand, increase their work product and create jobs means we are helping to support a healthy economy throughout Tucson, our state and beyond.
It is our mission to recruit and promote top talent at our bank to help our clients. A skilled banking team can help you understand and navigate the loan application process, know how to most effectively use credit and provide other valuable information. Additionally, the Bank of Tucson team members work together to ensure that everyone who services clients is kept informed of each client’s specific needs.
Toward this objective, Bank of Tucson recently promoted Assistant Vice President and commercial lender Mark Davis to the role of Vice President of Commercial Lending. He was originally hired on as a Senior Credit Analyst. In his new role, Mark will structure, tailor and negotiate loan applications on behalf of our clients. Mark’s previous role as a credit analyst taught him what details to look for on a loan application and how to assess what a customer can truly afford to borrow.
With these skills, Mark will offer valuable advice to our customers well before they submit their application, providing expert insight that comes essentially for free with the customer’s banking relationship with Bank of Tucson.
As Vice President of Commercial Lending, Mark’s direct interaction with our clients will increase – a change he welcomes. After nearly 20 years in banking, working first in operations before transitioning to lending, Mark understands not just the diverse facets of banking, but also the many ways in which a business relies upon its bank. He looks forward to sharing his experience and advice to help our clients access the capital they need.
Outside of his nine-to-five job, this home-grown, University of Arizona grad also helps our community by serving on the boards of two nonprofit organizations: Aviva Children’s Services and Global Children’s Fund.
For Aviva, which offers a range of child protection services, Mark serves as treasurer and chairman of the finance committee. For Global Children’s Fund, Mark serves as the co-director of community events. The foundation helps children from impoverished communities gain access to education and resources, first in Ghana and now expanding to the U.S.
When Mark thought about where to direct his charitable efforts, he was motivated by his own children, now 11 and 18-years old, and his long history of coaching youth sports. He says that through coaching (both football and boxing), he came across many troubled kids and appreciated being able to participate in activities that made a positive difference in children’s lives. Whether it’s coaching or providing the valuable services of Aviva and Global Children’s Fund, Mark knows that the time and resources he expends create noticeable change.
Mark’s family is his motivation for everything, and he’s pleased to have the opportunity to help other families as well. We hope you have the opportunity to meet Mark soon.
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