Profession: Community Branch Manager for ATB Financial
Age: 46 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 6
Jeanette Bancarz, 46, has been the Community Branch Manager for ATB Financial in Fort McMurray since 2010. She is passionate about serving her community, leading great people and creating an amazing client experience. Jeanette believes everyone has a responsibility to contribute positively to the communities in which they live and work.
Throughout her career, Jeanette has been active in every community she has lived and worked, by coaching sports teams, volunteering on committees, and leading boards. A great ambassador for the region, Jeanette has quickly adopted the ‘Big Spirit’ of the community.
Since coming to Wood Buffalo, she has embraced the opportunity to serve on a number of different boards and committees in leadership and contributory capacities. Jeanette also represents Wood Buffalo on the Volunteer Alberta (President) and Capacity Canada (Director) boards. Her involvement in the social profit sector has allowed Jeanette to witness the wonderful, supportive and giving nature of our community.
Following the May 2016 wildfires, Jeanette felt compelled to further support the Wood Buffalo region, and now sits as Chairperson of the Wood Buffalo Recovery Committee. She is pleased to lead the Committee as the region moves forward through recovery in a safe, resilient, and together manner.
When talking about her favourite thing about living in Wood Buffalo, Jeanette is quick to mention her love of the energy and spirit of the residents. As she says, there’s never a questions of ‘if” we should do something, it’s ‘when’ and ‘who’ do we need to talk to.
Jeanette is strongly supported by her husband, Marc, of 22 years, and credits his support for making it possible to be as involved in the community as she is. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, motorcycling, and time with friends.
Jeanette’s passion for serving, leading, and creating are just three of the reasons she is a great fit as one of YMM’s Top 50 Under 50.
IN Her OWN WORDS: “It’s not what you say, it’s what you do that defines you.”