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Today’s spotlight: Adaliz Gimenez

Vice president and commercial banker

Bell Bank

Background: Gimenez’s specialty is in developing account relationships for commercial customers, including her niche expertise in working with professional medical and legal businesses. She’s done a lot of work with professional segments including physician groups, surgery and imaging centers, dentists, veterinarians, legal firms and accounting firms.

Professional advice: “Embrace, accept and adapt to change but always stay true to yourself, to your values and to the things that define you as a professional and, more importantly, as an individual. Be unapologetically yourself and be proud, especially of being a woman.”

Lesson learned in 2020: “This last year had so many great teaching moments that it is really hard to pick one specific thing. I have been reminded of the importance of relationships. Of how much we can achieve when we push and pull each other up. That sharing our fire with others can never extinguish or diminish our own flame. In fact, it will rekindle and renew our own.”

Surprising fact: “I love repurposing and fixing old pieces of furniture. My grandfather was a carpenter and a wood worker by trade in Puerto Rico. I grew up watching and helping him around his wood shop. I am at my best (and the happiest) when surrounded by tools, paint and the smell of sawdust.”