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In 2016, Andreea Westerhold became Arvest Bank’s first regional branch sales manager in the Springfield market. Today, she leads several associates at two full-service branches in Branson.
Westerhold graduated from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania with a degree in math and computer science. She immigrated to the United States in 2004 and attained citizenship in 2012.
Westerhold is passionate about serving her community in numerous civic capacities, including as chairman-elect of Christian Associates of Table Rock Lake, foundation chair of Table Rock Lake Rotary Club and founding member of Stone County Citizens in Action.
What was your first job? A cashier at Total Quality Construction in Romania.
What is your proudest moment? When I became an American citizen.
What is your best productivity hack? Making lists and sticking to them.
What was your professional aha moment? When I learned to take every coaching as an opportunity to grow and learn as much as I can about different aspects of the job.
What did you learn the hard way? As Will Rogers said, “Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
How many times do you hit the snooze button? The early bird gets the worm.
What is your theme song? I have many theme songs, depending on the time of day. There is a song to match every situation.
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