Carmen Malsbury Joins Bank of Tucson
We’re happy to introduce you to our new team member, Carmen Malsbury. She joins us as an underwriter, with a career full of experience, and we are lucky to have found her. Through her diverse experience in banking, she understands the loan approval process very well, and the importance of taking into account a variety of factors beyond just numbers when evaluating loan applications.
Carmen was born and raised in Montana. After graduating from Montana State University, she taught first grade for three years and then decided to become a banker, following in her father’s footsteps. She started her career with First Bank Systems in Billings, Montana, where she worked as a commercial teller, consumer lender, commercial lender and credit administrator until moving to Seattle, Washington, with her husband. Her banking career in Seattle was also varied, including roles as a commercial lender and starting two new banks as the chief credit officer.
In 2014, she and her husband began to discuss retirement and where they would live. After a few trips to Tucson, they made the decision to sell their home and move south. The transition took over a year, with vacations spent working on their new house in Tucson. After finally making the move, Carmen decided that she wasn’t really ready to retire.
“I really didn’t know what to do with my time after I retired,” said Carmen. “I enjoyed setting up our new house and doing some hiking, but I wanted more of a purpose.”
She applied at Bank of Tucson, and the rest is history. She has her sense of purpose back and is enjoying getting to know her coworkers and the Bank of Tucson clients.
“I love the customer base at Bank of Tucson. When you work with small businesses, you have a chance to know the owners and to get to know more about their companies.”
Outside of work, Carmen and her husband enjoy spending time with their grandkids (even though they currently live in London), hiking, playing golf and wine tasting.
“Coming from Seattle, I’m especially enjoying the warmth and sunshine,” she said, “as well as how welcoming everyone at Bank has Tucson has been.”
Providing the right team of experts to help our clients succeed is very important to us, so we’re pleased to add Carmen to our team.