|Sharon Cook is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
She oversees the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta’s external affairs including Corporate Communications, Marketing, and Government Relations. In her role, Cook leads the Bank’s marketing, external and internal communications, stakeholder and media relations, and governmental affairs.
Cook joined FHLBank Atlanta in 2008 as Senior Marketing Communications Manager and was promoted to Vice President and Director of Corporate Communications in 2011, and then First Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2015. Previously, Cook was Vice President of Marketing Services for CDC Credit Union in Atlanta. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science in communications and marketing from Georgia State University and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in leadership development from Brenau University.
Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
- She is a certified Trainer of NLP at the Master Practitioner level through the Association of Integrative Psychology
- In the last ten years, Debbie has presented to thousands of employees, leaders, and clients at various sized companies and organizations.
- She is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and Women’s Speakers Association
- Debbie is a published author, with her book, Clarity: How Smart Professionals Create Career Success on Their Terms available on Amazon
- She serves on the board of ATHENA International, a global organization committed to supporting, developing and honoring women leaders from the classroom to the boardroom.
|Peggy M Williams, a native of Martwick, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, retired in 2019, after a 42-year banking career. Prior to joining the staff of First State Bank of Greenville, Ky in 1976, Williams spent 15 years as a legal assistant for John W. Willis and Alfred C. Ross.
Ms. Peggy Williams
A graduate of Drakesboro High School, enrolled in classes at WKU and Madisonville Community College. She was an honor graduate of the Kentucky School of Banking in 1982 and the LSU Graduate School of Banking in 1985.
Williams began her career at First State as a bookkeeper, earning her first promotion as an officer in 1977, subsequently being named Vice President in 1981 where she was involved in mortgage and commercial lending, marketing and human resources. In 1986, she was elevated to Executive Vice President, and added to the Board of Directors shortly thereafter. In 1989, First State Bank merged with Old National Bank in Evansville, Indiana, however retaining their name and charter for an additional 10 years. In 1992, the then president was promoted as president of another of the Old National Banks in Hopkins County and Williams was elevated to President of the Greenville Bank. One of the early successes was the acquisition of a 23-million-dollar bank in Central City. In 1994, Peggy was named Region President and assumed responsibility for all of the Old National Offices in Western Ky, which in addition to the two counties she was serving, expanded to include, Owensboro, Henderson, and Morganfield, as well as Clarksville, Tennessee, until that market was sold. Williams remained in that position until her retirement.
- Construction of new office in Beechmont, Ky, which included an attached Post Office (a first)
- Construction of new office in Owensboro (expanded market)
- Construction of new office in Madisonville
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- Business and Professional Women’s Woman of the Year
- Received Old National Bank’s first Leader of the Year award - 2007
- Madisonville Community College Benefactor of the Year - 2007
- Greater Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Business Achievement Award 2012
- Appointed to Financial Institutions Board – Citizens at Large representative 2021
THINGS MOST PROUD OF
- Three Western Ky Managers earned the Old National Bank Volunteer of the Year award
- Western Ky Region repeatedly earned the Company award for the highest percentage of volunteer service participation, several years at 100%
- Three managers became Presidents of other banks [people development)
- Achieved budget targets every year
- Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress (Chairperson 10 years)
- Muhlenberg County Opportunity Center
- Greater Muhlenberg County Chamber of Commerce (Past President)
- Felix E Martin Foundation Board (10 years)
- Madisonville Community College Advisory Council