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AMELIA (AMY) BYARS 2200 McCraw Road, Mooresboro, NC 28114 ________________________________________ ab60070e@westpost.

net * Cellular 704-477-2208 * Cellular 828-329-7287 * Home 704 -434-7091 Financial Advisor Summary Seasoned financial advisor seeking an opportunity in a bank environment. Expert knowledge of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, variable and fixed annuities, insuran ce products, college savings plans, REITS, etc. and how to incorporate these int o a financial plan. Willing and able to work as a team with the retail bank, co mmercial, private banking, trust and mortgage teams so that we can help customer s achieve economic success and financial security. Self motivated and work well with detail and deadlines in a fast paced and constantly changing bank environme nt. Extraordinary communication and people skills. Experience Carolina First Securities, Western, NC Region 2007 to Present VP/Senior Financial Advisor Built investment division for the Eastern NC Mountain territory. Educated bank e mployees on how to refer customers to the investment department. Worked with cu stomers in all areas of planning for their financial future and built strong cu stomer relationships which helped to generate significant revenue from customer referrals. Currently managing over $66 million in assets. * Grew book of business more than 75% over a 2 year period, in the worst stock market and most challenging and unstable banking environment in my lifetime. * A positive attitude, great work ethic, and adaptability to find appropriate in vestments to suit customers needs and to make them feel comfortable in an uncert ain economy has helped me be successful in my career. * Helped to implement Licensed Bank Employee program for the bank and was a lead er and mentor for bank employees. Recruited branch employees to the program. MetLife Securities, Shelby/Charlotte, NC 2004 to 2007 Financial Advisor All areas of financial and legacy planning and recommending suitable investments and insurance. Strong background in the insurance industry. Recruited and tra ined new advisors coming into the industry. Ranked # 2 in the Shelby MetLife off ice in active representative production. * Leaders Conference Qualifier BB&T, Boiling Springs, NC 2002 to 2004 Relationship Banker Sold banking products and services, opened new individual and business accounts. Recognized opportunities for cross selling, made small retail loans, managed th e teller line, organized and led meetings to motivate and mentor bank employees. Successfully referred business to the brokerage, insurance, and mortgage depar tments. Made outbound calls with the commercial banker to bring new relationshi ps to the bank. * By encouraging teamwork among branch employees, promoting positive attitudes, and outstanding leadership helped the branch be a top performer in bank sales ca mpaigns. Washburn/Matheny Real Estate, Rutherford County, NC 1997 to 2002 Realtor Listed and sold real estate. Multi Million Dollar Producer. Also bought and sol d real estate for personal investments. * My ability to network in the community with professionals, business owners, an d the local hospital board attributed to my success as a Realtor. BB&T, Spindale, NC 1993 to 1996 Teller/Customer Service

Head teller, controlled money going in and out of vault. Maintained a satellite ATM and filled it with money bi-weekly. Sold banking services to customers. Education Isothermal Community College, Spindale Some college coursework completed with course concentration in Accounting, Busin ess, and Real Estate license in 1997. Memberships NAIFA, 2004 to 2010 Licenses Series 6 Series 63 Series 7 Series 66 Life and Health Long Term Care.Medicare Supplement Training MetLife Sophomore Academy, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2005. This train ing was only offered to an elite group of financial advisors who qualified by ou tstanding sales and leadership at MetLife. This was a course concentrating on f inancial planning for individuals and businesses. Women's Symposium, MetLife, Chicago, IL, 2005. This was a conference for top pro ducing women at MetLife. Advanced Markets Training Women's Symposium, MetLife, Stamford, CT, 2006 Women's Symposium, MetLife, New York, NY, 2006 Conference/Training, BISA, Atlanta, GA, 2009 Honors MetLife Leaders Conference Producer 2006. Recognized by Mike Vietri, Executive V ice President of MetLife for outstanding leadership and sales in 2006. Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Class Leader, MetLife, NC and SC, 2004 to 2006. Class Leader ranking # 1 in production and outstanding leadership the first thre e years in the business business. Leaders Conference Qualifier, MetLIfe, Orlando, FL, 2005. Qualified and attended Leaders Conference for outstanding sales and leadership the first full year in the business. Top Producers Dinner, MetLife Carolina's Agency, Charlotte, NC, 2006 Volunteer Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Charlotte, NC 2010 Fundraiser, Walker, and Team Captain This is a 40 mile walk in the Charlotte area to raise awareness of breast cancer and most importantly, money for research so that one day a cure will found for this disease. As an advocate for women and men affected by breast cancer, it is a priviledge to participate in this event. Several friends, co-workers, and cus tomers will be honored and remembered.