UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation, has announced that it has promoted Ashley Hawkins to client relationship manager in Phoenix. In her new role, Hawkins is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients and leading the bank’s consumer sales efforts.

Hawkins has more than five years of experience in the financial services industry. She joined UMB in 2012 as a commercial loan specialist.

“Ashley has been a great asset to our team since she joined UMB,” said Jim Patterson, CEO of UMB Bank’s Arizona region. “We are excited to have her grow with the company and step into this new role.”

Hawkins is active in the community serving as the vice president of membership for the Valley of the Sun Active 20/30 Club where she won the 2015 Leadership Award.