Other than aiming to support the local Zionville economy, one of the main goals that zWORKS strives for as a coworking space is to be a continued source of support and information for its members. When the opportunity came for zWORKS to partner with STAR Financial Bank, the decision to move forward together was an easy one. As a family-owned Indiana institution for over 70 years, STAR Bank is dedicated to helping support the communities its branches operate in.
As a VP and Senior Retail Sales Officer, Amanda Rubeck has played a significant role in building the teams that operate within these communities. Amanda is responsible for overseeing 10 branches in the Indianapolis area. She works closely with each Branch Manager to develop its team and help drive high employee engagement and team morale.
Amanda started in the banking industry when she was attending IUPUI. During college, she worked as a part-time Bank Teller to earn extra money while in school. This part-time job eventually turned into her 18-year career, during which she has worked for a number of banks across Indiana.
Following graduation from IUPUI, Amanda accepted a position in Crawfordsville, Indiana working as a Branch Manager for National City Bank which has since been acquired by PNC. During her two years with National City Bank, Amanda carried both a Series 6 and Series 63 license, which allows her to engage in securities transactions both on the federal and state level. Following her time there, Amanda took a position in Lafayette, Indiana with Fifth Third Bank where she continued to grow in her career.
Amanda worked with Fifth Third Bank for nine years as a Market Leader and Assistant Vice President. This position brought heavy involvement in her local community and made a lasting impression on Amanda. When her family decided to move to Indianapolis, Amanda looked for a new position with a bank that would allow her to connect with the community.
Amanda joined STAR Financial Bank a little over a year and a half ago and feels that she has found her perfect fit. STAR Bank’s core values of honesty and integrity, community leadership, accountability, and respect for all fosters an opportunity for Amanda to build a relationship with the community in which she lives, works, and raises her family.
Likewise, Amanda is committed to these values and is most proud of being an empathetic leader and being there to support her team. Amanda uses her experience in the banking world, aligned with her strengths and values to help turn her teams into highly engaged, accountable, and involved community banks. This is not an easy task, as holding teams accountable can be difficult and cause friction between co-workers. However, through maintaining a vision of the end goal, Amanda is able to point her teams in the right direction.
STAR Bank’s involvement in the community reaches further than its branch locations. They have partnered with Zionsville Community Schools to further support and grow education, arts, and technology in the Zionsville community. One project stemming from this partnership is the new STAR Interactive Teller Machine. The outside design of the machine was created by a Zionsville Community High School student. The ITM allows you to video chat with a live teller in real-time from 7 am to 7 pm. They can help you with any questions you may have regarding your personal or business banking.
As times continue to change and small local businesses begin to reopen, STAR Bank and its employees remain committed to helping support the local community and its small businesses.
Getting to know Amanda on a more personal level…
- Growing up Amanda’s favorite movie genre was Horror. Her favorite movie of all time is Halloween.
- Amanda is fascinated by politics, both modern-day and throughout history. She owns a wide collection of political books covering all areas of the political spectrum.
- Amanda and her husband were married on Leap Day in 2008.
- Amanda has been bungee jumping and loved it!