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Today’s spotlight: Alison Abramson

Title: Vice president and commercial banking relationship manager, BBVA

Abramson has spent her entire career with BBVA, starting as a part-time teller in college and working her way up to her current position.

Source of pride: “I’m fortunate that my career allows me to directly assist companies to realize success as they fund new ventures, expand their businesses, or navigate through difficult financial situations. I find it rewarding knowing I have a hand in helping our local Arizona entrepreneurs and businesses grow and achieve their goals.”

The personality trait that helped you succeed:My determination and drive to succeed has played an integral role in my career. I have confidence in my abilities to achieve the goals established by our leadership, fully embracing the exciting challenge of securing and closing complex transactions with high dollars at stake and tight deadlines.”

The personality trait that got you into trouble:I am often a perfectionist, which has limited my willingness to delegate tasks that are designed for others to complete. I understand this hinders their ability to grow professionally in their own roles, and negatively impacts my own time management. Setting and communicating clear expectations allows me to trust and value the contributions of our team members.”

Best childhood memory:Throughout my childhood until college, I spent every summer in rural Wyoming with my dad and family. We spent much of our time together exploring the great outdoors, including hiking, riding horses, camping and fishing. As an added bonus, I avoided the hot Arizona summers.”