Congratulations, Sue!

Austin Bank recently honored Big Sandy employee Sue Murphy for her outstanding work and years of service with the company. She, along with 58 others, was recognized at the bank’s 2017 Service Award Luncheon held December 5 at the Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler.

“We are proud of all these employees because they work as a team serving our friends, neighbors and the businesses located here in East Texas,” said Austin Bank Vice Chairman Jeff Austin, III. “They are the key to our bank’s success. Each one takes pride in what tasks they handle in their job; and at the same time these employees continually strive to provide excellent service to our bank customers.”

“At Austin Bank our employees are the difference and perpetuate Austin Bank’s legacy. Each one has earned and deserves this recognition for their dedicated commitment to the bank and its customers. We are proud of their contributions and accomplishments,” said John P. Williams, President and CEO.

This year’s annual luncheon recognized Austin Bank employees who completed five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 40 years of service in 2017. The honored group of 59 employees makes up a combined total of 760 years of experience.

Murphy joined Austin Bank ten years ago as the Retail Office Manager in Big Sandy.  She has more than 27 years of banking experience and has completed the American Institute of Banking Customer Service Representative Certificate program.  Murphy is active in civic and community affairs including the Rotary Club of Big Sandy and the Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce.

Austin Bank, a community bank headquartered in Jacksonville, Texas, has been voted one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for the ninth consecutive year. With assets in excess of $1.6 billion, bank offices are located in 32 East Texas locations within 23 cities and 11 counties. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin Family who is celebrating 108 years of service in the Texas banking industry.

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