Lucretia (lu) Rogers

First Vice President- South Regional Sales Manager
PEOPLES BANK

Why did you start your business, or choose the position you are currently in?

I have been in the banking world for over 28 years. The variety of positions has led and prepared me for being a regional manager over 9 branches. My current role is a First Vice President and Regional Sales Manager for Peoples Bank. I am privileged to empower employees through coaching and development while partnering with them to provide excellent service to our customers.

You just won 10MM in the lottery. What would you do?

Give thanks. Share with my family and friends and a number of organizations that could benefit from more support. It would give me the opportunity to make a difference in a lot of lives.

What is the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume?

I’m thankful for my faith, family, and friends. I believe in working hard and balancing my work with personal time. I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy music and playing golf each week if possible. I have 2 small dogs that are also like my kids. Life is good.

Your Journey: How did you get to where you are?

I have been blessed to have benefited from various positions in my 28 years of banking. Sometimes the path did not make sense, but in looking back, each stepping stone was preparing me for where I am today.

Whats your definition of success?

To me, success is mostly defined by this quote: Success isn’t just about what you accomplish in your life, it’s about what you inspire others to do.

WOW MEMBERS LOVE TO GIVE REFERRALS; WHO IS A GOOD REFERRAL FOR YOU?

Any local business in our community that would want to be a part of a bank that believes in obtaining products and services to enhance and support their business. I’m after building relationships with our local businesses and helping them grow their banking as their businesses need change. 

How would your best friend describe you?

Fun, creative, and competitive.

What inspires you?

My faith in God, my family, and my work family. To be an encourager and supporter of their goals and endeavors and to see them climb to success.

What makes you laugh?

Good times around family and friends, reflecting on a crazy and challenging day on the drive home and making crazy shots on the golf course.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take three items, what would they be?

Tools, water, food.

What do you want your legacy to be?

She loved her family. She made a difference with those she encountered.

Why is it important to you to be part of WOW?

Business women working together is powerful. In addition to being supportive, this group gives the opportunity to network with successful and inspiring women, and to learn and grow and move forward together successfully.