Paragon National Bank today announced that Kim Hall, Senior Vice President of Treasury Management and Business Development, has been named by Memphis Woman magazine as one of the “50 Women Who Make A Difference.”
Hall was bestowed the honor at a reception held at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn last night.
“As a locally owned and operated bank, we take pride in the fact that our organization and our people give back to the community,” said Robert Shaw, Paragon’s President. “The entire Paragon team is extremely proud of Kim, her accomplishments, and this much-deserved honor.”
Each year, Memphis Woman honors outstanding women in the area who play a pivotal role in helping to make Memphis a better place to live through professional and non-profit involvement. Nominations are carefully reviewed and 50 women are selected to receive the honor.
With more than 14 years of banking experience, Kim Hall has played a pivotal role in launching Paragon National Bank in the Memphis market, working closely with the bank’s president and board of directors in developing strategies for sustained growth over the previous three years. She is a Certified Treasury Professional, serves on the board of the Memphis Chapter of the Association of Financial Professionals, and is past president of that organization.
In addition to Hall’s professional commitments, she is also extremely active in the community. She’s an ambassador of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and received the organization’s 2005 Rising Star Volunteer Award. Through Hall’s passion for Make-A-Wish, she’s involved the Paragon team in the organization as well. Since its inception, Paragon has donated $10 to Make-A-Wish for every new account opened, and has granted the wishes of two critically ill children.
Hall also teaches for the Junior Achievement program at Hawkins Mill Elementary School and in 2005 was named in the Memphis Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40” awards program.