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Mark Bearden has been named the winner of the 2021 Chairman's Award which was presented during this year's award ceremony in Rochester, NY. As First American's highest honor, the Chairman's Award is driven by peer nominations and presented annually to an individual exhibiting excellence in character and leadership.
Mark is the Senior Vice President of the Bank Support Division at First American, leading the City National Bank sales team. He has been a colleague for 14 years and began his journey at First American as an intern.
One nomination stated, “When I reflect on the past 14 years and the astonishing success, growth and evolution of First American’s story, Mark Bearden stands out as one of the most important colleagues I’ve ever worked with. It’s hard to think of someone more versatile, passionate, thoughtful, and reliable than Mark.”
Another wrote, “I have so much appreciation for Mark’s journey… There is one thing that is so honorable and consistent about Mark’s story: his devotion to his teammates. Through the worthy celebrations and the weighted challenges, he’s the rock that remains immovable for his people. Every conversation with Mark is a reminder that leadership is not given, it is earned.”
Congratulations to Mark Bearden on this incredible honor.