Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2021, including Christine Ferrell, vice president, private banking, Enterprise Bank & TrustIn celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2021 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2021 dinner and reception.

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Today’s spotlight: Christine Ferrell

Vice president, private banking

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Ferrell has been with Enterprise Bank & Trust for more than 14 years and has 21 years of combined banking and mortgage lending experience.

Lesson learned in 2020:It made me realize how important staying connected with people is. For some time we did not have the opportunities to see friends, family or clients in person like we normally would. Making the connections even though not in person really helped me understand that to be a good friend, family member and leader, you have to be present. You have to be creative in how you go about forging and maintaining relationships.”

Source of pride:Recently I was awarded the Sales Champion Award for 2020 from Enterprise Bank & Trust.  This award honors an extraordinary Enterprise associate who is a champion for a better client and associate experience. I have always looked up to the past recipients so I was honored to be chosen out of all the fantastic and deserving people I work with. It’s tough competition and not to be taken lightly.”

Surprising fact:I never started on the path of working in the financial world but actually started out working in a salon with a cosmetology license. In retrospect I do believe this valuable life experience is where I really learned to build relationships and listening skills.  It was a fun and rewarding experience.”