Credit Analyst Ann Parsons during an interview Monday at LANB. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Credit Analyst Ann Parsons has worked at Los Alamos National Bank fulltime for 12 years. Her first experience at the bank began in July 2000 as a student at Los Alamos High School.
She worked after school and each summer, graduated in 2001, and continued working part time while earning her undergraduate degree in business finance from Dixie State College in St. George, Utah and her MBA from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI., in 2005.
Parsons returned to LANB fulltime in 2006 as a commercial loan processor.
“I moved back to Los Alamos because it is home and I had friends and colleagues at LANB and there was a job opening,” she said. “I really like that LANB continually supports the community and I like what I do … I’m a numbers nerd and I get to play with excel all day long.”
Parsons also excels at what she does and was promoted to credit analyst after just 18 months on the job and has served in that capacity for nearly 11 years.
“Through her passion and commitment, Ann is an inspiration to many of those who know her, myself included,” said LANB Vice President of Credit Guy Gafney. “She has a creative yet analytical mind that can solve any problem thrown her way. That is, you know, if she’s had her Diet Coke.”
Parsons volunteers her time and talents in the community. She has served for 2.5 years as treasurer of the Bradbury Science Museum Association.
“How can you go wrong with education?” she said. “The focus of the BSMA is Northern New Mexico in general and I like that we are reaching out beyond just our own community. LANB supports field trips to the Bradbury Science Museum through the BSMA and has brought more than 1,000 students to the museum so far and I’m glad to be a part of both organizations.”
Parsons also volunteers at the Family Strength Network and has served on the 11-member board since January 2015 and as president since October 2016.
“I believe in families … a community or country is only as strong as its families and FSN provides resources to support families,” she said. “We serve about 2,000 unique clients each year through programs such as parenting classes and support groups as well as the Beth Ladino Library and the toy lending library and visits to the FSN Resource Center on Orange Street.
LANB Market President Liddie Martinez commended Parsons saying, “Ann is a brilliant young woman with a head for finance but her heart belongs to this community whom she gladly and selflessly serves.”
Parsons moved with her family to Los Alamos in 1989. In her spare time, Parsons volunteers at her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and said she also enjoys riding her bike and traveling the world.