People on the Move - Ruth Carr

Published on: January 6, 2012

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Memphis Business Journal

Moving Up

Ruth Carr

New Position:
Business development officer
Financial Federal Savings Bank

Q&A:
Hometown: Watertown, Conn.
Education: B.A. in economics, Trinity University, Washington D.C.
Career advice: Follow a course that is in alignment with your skill set, surround yourself with good people and maintain balance between work and family.
What you most like about your job: The people, the work environment and the fact that Financial Federal is a locally owned community bank.
First job in your field: My very first job out of college was as a business venture analyst for Riggs National Bank in Washington, D.C. Having been a professional fundraiser for education the past 18 years, returning to the banking world has proven to be a good fit.
Personal: Three children, Kate, John and Tucker; St. John's Episcopal Church
Personal hero: My parents
Books read recently: "Unbroken: by Laura Hillenbrand; "Yankee Doodle Dixie" by Lisa Paton
Person you would most like to meet: Barbara Walters
Favorite Quote: "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference: - Winston Churchill
Favorite vacation spot: Pawleys Island, S.C.
Favorite resturant: Tsunami
Favorite film: "It's a Wonderful Life"
Likes about Memphis: The people and the strides that have been made over the years to grow the city, both culturally and economically. We still have much to do in the area of education, but generally speaking there is a forward momentum.
Dislikes about Memphis: Those who do not appreciate/realize the many good things this city has to offer
What you most enjoy doing in your free time: Spending time with family and friends