United Security Financial Corp
Many would say that an executive-level career in
the financial services industry is becoming more
difficult. What energizes you to continue to stay
the course every day?
Helping people. It gives me great satisfaction to
help people with the financial needs related to their
homes – to help them purchase their homes and stay
in their homes.
What are the three things you think about if you
awaken at 3 a.m.?
First, if I’m waking up at three o’clock in the morning, I’m going to say a prayer to the Lord that I will be
able to go through whatever is facing me, to give me
strength to do whatever I have to do. Second, I think
about what is on my agenda that I have to take care
of later on in the day. Last, I think about a strategy, a
plan, for how I am going to accomplish the day’s tasks
that are before me.
What was your first job, and, what was your first
job in financial services if that is different?
My very first real job was with the State of Indiana
as an administrative clerk with the Division of Motor
Vehicles. I had various jobs in between, but, when it
came to finance, my first jobs were in the accounting
department at United Parcel Service and as the business manager of my church. In the mortgage industry, I
was initially a real estate agent, and then, in 1981, I got
into the financial side of the mortgage business as a
mortgage loan officer.
Education and role opportunities are important
factors to success as are mentor relationships.
Have you had mentors, and, if so, how have
those relationships contributed to your journey?
My mentor was Dr. Rosemary Cosby. When I
relocated from Indiana to Salt Lake City, I became a
member of the Faith Temple Pentecostal Church, Dr.
Rosemary Cosby, Pastor. I also took a position as the
business manager for the church, and I worked very
closely with Dr. Cosby in the efforts of the church to