From the Executive Director of the ARWLHC

Updates and flash messages

Welcome to you from your Executive Director, Mr. Mark Anthony.  Mr. Anthony posts routine messages and correspondence to our over 8600 members and fans on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin, worldwide.  Some of which may be carried over to our 15,000 fans at The Inn of the Patriots and 25,000 additional fans on assorted city pages.  Our total social media reach is 1.2 million.

About Mr. Anthony:

A degreed professional with over 15 years of experience within banking and financial industries. Strengths include underwriting, financial analysis and risk assessment. Experience includes collaborative team work to develop and assess new programs, reporting forms and training teammates.

B.S., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - 1990
College Preparatory Diploma, Spartanburg High School, Spartanburg, SC - 1985

SunTrust Bank, Inc 1996-2012
Commercial Portfolio Specialist/Manager, Greenville/Spartanburg, SC (2007 – 2012)
Commercial Portfolio Specialist, Rome, GA (1999 – 2007)
Sales Representative/Team Leader, Atlanta, GA (1996 – 1999)

Actively managed various forms of risk related to underwriting new credit requests up to $25 million.  Reviewed existing and evolving risk profiles for a $150 million loan portfolio including Commercial & Industrial clients, Commercial Real Estate clients, Non-profit clients and governmental entities.  Monitored portfolio against established regulatory and internal policy parameters to identify potential problems and violations.

Reviewed and analyzed financial statements of Small Business, Core Commercial and Middle Market customers, underwriting and structuring of loan requests, referring customers to the appropriate departments for investment services, mortgages and retail banking products.

Worked daily with Relationship Managers, support staff, other Portfolio Managers, Senior Credit Officers and other bank service representatives managing workflow, production and other tasks as assigned.
Planned and participated in sales calls with other bank officers requiring pre-planning and execution of specific call plans. Develop plans for clients seeking banking and long-term financial services
Experienced in all facets of Customer Service including listening, gathering, collating, and analyzing data to provide the best answer for the client’s needs.

Taught American Institute of Banking Accounting and Principles of Banking courses.

Planned, developed, and implemented training programs. Prepared and presented professional instructions on job related subjects. Provided guidance for new sales representatives in financial services industry.  Analyzed and evaluated training effectiveness. Conducted remedial training when necessary.  Aided the development of Team-Based sales approach for financial services.  Aided in developing centralized credit analysis and review systems using electronic storage and transmission systems.  Served as a Beta tester of new computer and web-based credit analysis and review systems.  Trained new and existing portfolio specialists. Served as a Buddy Banker with responsibilities including training, coaching, and mentoring of portfolio specialists in newly acquired financial institutions.  Served as Subject Matter Expert in training and development of integrated credit underwriting and loan grading computer systems leading training sessions in two states.

Business Men’s Assurance Company 1994 – 1996
Registered Representative, Atlanta, GA
Developed new customers for health and life insurance products. Assisted in underwriting as required.  Advised clients on annuity and mutual fund products.  Reviewed and delivered insurance contracts.

The Old Spaghetti Factory 1988 – 1994
Assistant Manager, Atlanta, GA

Worked in all areas of national restaurant chain.  Managed up to 35 employees in a Food Service Environment. Directed, motivated, mentored and empowered personnel. Utilized managerial techniques that increased efficiency and improved team spirit.  Managed large sums of money on a daily basis. Secured funds in an organizational safe.  Received, greeted and assisted customers. Received and screened telephone calls, referring callers to other managers or personally answered requests for information or assistance as necessary.  Handled complaints and concerns in a timely and effective manner.

Riverside High School Band Boosters, Greer, SC
Board Member, 2009 – 2012
Fundraising co-chair, 2010 – 2012
Planned and directed fund raising activities for a 135 member high school band with a $55 thousand budget.

Sons of the American Revolution
National Society
Member, 2002 to present
Committee member and chairman on various national committees since 2007
Developed new data collection programs and forms for National Society, Sons of the American Revolution and delivered training at National Meetings.
Serve as editor of quarterly newsletter for National Color Guard.

South Carolina Society
Member, 2007 to present
National Trustee, 2012 to present
Upstate Region Vice President, 2012 to present
President, 2011 – 2012
Senior Vice President, 2010 – 2011
Secretary, 2008 – 2010
Led a 700 plus member / 17 chapter organization.
Prepared quarterly reports, planned and conducted state meetings and oversaw various committees responsible for civic and educational activities.  Developed and delivered multiple training programs on topics of interest, the programs and ideals of the Sons of the American Revolution. Training modules delivered to National Society for review, adoption and distribution.  Refined and executed annual dues billing process that resulted in annual increases in membership retention rates over a 3 year period. Compiled and published quarterly report packages and bi-annual handbook.

Georgia Society
Member, 2002 to 2011
State Publicity Committee Chairman, 2005 – 2007 (initial).  Responsible for preparation of news releases about the activities of a 1,200 member / 25 chapter organization.

Daniel Morgan Chapter
Member, 2007 to present
Secretary, 2010 to present
Responsible for preparing minutes and agendas for periodic meetings.  Represent the chapter at various historic observances and district, state and national meetings.

Rome (Georgia) Chapter
Member, 2002 – 2006
President, 2004 – 2006
Secretary/Treasurer, 2003 – 2004
Managed membership growth from 5 to 20 men leading the chapter to win National Society Americanism and President General's Streamer honors as the top chapter in its size category. Prepared minutes, agendas and financial reports for periodic

Georgia Tech Alumni Association
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC
Member, 2007 to present
President, 2008 – 2010
Rome, GA
Member, 2002 - 2006
President, 2004 - 2006
Planned and conducted meetings for membership ranging from new graduates to retired professionals.  Interviewed potential Presidential Scholarship and local scholarship recipients.

Phi Kappa Theta National Fraternity
Volunteer, 1993 to present
National Vice President, 2011 to present
National Treasurer, 2009 – 2011
National Foundation Board Member, 2008 – 2009
As National Treasurer, participated in advisory functions, strategic planning, fiscal reviews, monitoring of a $784 thousand annual budget for a 30,000 undergraduate and alumni member organization.  Interacted with and provided direction to professional staff in reviewing and preparing reports for presentation at Board and Fraternity meetings as well as annual budget planning.

PK Templeton Inc
Member, 1991 to present
President, 1996 – 1998
Treasurer, 1994 – 1996
Project Manager, 1994 – 1995
Responsible for oversight of Chapter House, nine member executive board and all contracts.
Secured a $750 thousand loan to build a new Chapter House. Developed a Business and Financial Plan securing loans from financial institutions, outside financing from private donors and sell of real assets.  Served as Project Manager for construction of new $750,000 Chapter House. Interacted with and directed contractor, negotiated with bank and coordinated move in activities. Leased space in 42-man house.  Served as contact point with Atlanta Olympic Committee to lease the house during the 1996 Olympic Games.

Gamma Tau Chapter
Member, 1989 - 1991

Augusta Road Baptist Church, Greenville, SC
Member, 2007 – 2011
Finance Committee Chairman 2009 – 2011
Responsible for preparation of $750 thousand annual budget with committee members.  Led monthly meetings to review financial performance and presented monthly reports to membership.

Second Avenue Baptist Church, Rome, GA
Member, 2002 – 2006
Finance Committee Chairman, 2005-2006
Responsible for preparation of $500 thousand annual budget with committee members.
Led monthly meetings to review financial performance and presented monthly reports to membership.

Rome (Georgia) Noon Optimist Club
Member, 1999 - 2006

Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Honorary Fraternity
National Life Member, 1991 to present
Member, Iota Chapter, 1986 – 1991
Successfully co-managed and coordinated a convention hosting over 150 members from 5 states.