In January 2016, Ms. Carrie Almond took her place in office as the president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), which is the largest grassroots political organization in the United States. Its focus is on empowering women and providing a forum for them to serve as leaders in the political, government, and civic arenas. Ms. Almond is also an executive vice president of Citizens Bank and Trust.
She has been a member of the NFRW for 14 years, and is very proud to have been elected the president at the 38th Biennial Convention. Her success is due to her strong communication skills, which, in return, help her to be a strong leader. She also never takes no as an answer and works well when collaborating with others. Ms. Almond’s banking career spans the states of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. She got involved in this profession when she accidentally bounced a check in college. She went to the bank and talked to the president, and then soon enrolled in a training program at the bank.
Ms. Almond is inspired by her grandmother, who was not only the first in her family to go to college, but also went to law school. She is proof that women can be very successful and a traditionally male-dominated industry. There are not a lot of female bank executives, and in an attempt to remedy this, Ms. Almond started a banking program where she can be sure that the male-to-female ratio remains 50/50. Furthermore, with 23 million unregistered women voters in the United States, she has also made it her mission to register as many women to vote as possible before the November election.
In addition to her work with the NFRW and her bank, Ms. Almond is also very involved in her local community. She served as treasurer of the Livingston County Animal Shelter for 10 years, and has been active in the local arts council and rotary club. She was also the treasurer of Grace Episcopal Church, and served as chair of the audit committee and three terms on the vestry. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family. She would like to be remembered for doing things that people said could not be done, as well as for her ability to get things done with authority and kindness.
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