Meet Some of Our Team Members

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Khari Bankston
Senior Learning and Development Trainer

What makes AAG unique? AAG is unique in that we are a company who has grown at a tremendous pace and now we are at a point where the opportunities for ideas, strategies and goal setting is challenging and fun. Every employee here has an opportunity to succeed at a rate not found at many companies, because all the tools exist and are constantly being refined. We are focused on leadership development and it shows.

What about your job do you enjoy most? I have the opportunity to “Try-win-lose-learn.” I can create something that adds value to our team members’ development and production.

What about AAG do you enjoy most? I enjoy working with my team to deliver a best-in-class training experience. I have been made to feel comfortable as a new hire and team member, and I feel my team and stakeholders see real value behind my contributions.

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Heather Lemke
Customer Service

What is the most exciting thing you have done while working here? I received an AWESOME award. It was a great feeling to know that my co-workers appreciate me as much as I do them.

What about AAG do you enjoy most? What I like most is that we are very family oriented.

What makes AAG unique? The company takes care of us and is always there to help us grow and excel further.

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Brandy Doucette
Retail Sales Team Leader

What was your position when you started at AAG and what is your position now? When I started at AAG four years ago my position was Retail Sales Loan Officer. My current position with the company is now Retail Sales Team Leader.

What about AAG do you enjoy most? I enjoy the culture here the most. I have never worked for a company that genuinely cared for its employees. AAG really cares and does everything they can to support their employees.

What are you most excited about working on this year? Helping my team grow and reach their personal goals while also helping people in need. I also look forward to continuing to serve on our #ProjectInspire committee, to ensure employees have the tools in place to encourage collaboration, and that AAG’s culture of innovation and fun is shared across the company.

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Menuka Cahn
Lead Operations Analyst

What was your position when you started at AAG and what is your position now? I started as a Funder and, three years later, I am now the Lead Operations Analyst for Operations Support.

What about AAG do you enjoy most? I love the people here. I think the daily ins and outs of any job can be boring and monotonous, but it’s the people you work with that make you want to come in to work every day.

What is the most exciting thing you’ve done while working here? Every day provides some sense of excitement; but I think the events we have here are the most fun and exciting. The End of Summer Olympics, Operations Town Hall and Internal Job Fair all come to mind.

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Kendra Rasmussen
Underwriting Manager

What makes AAG unique? It isn’t just about the funding numbers. It’s about the people, the community and servicing the client base in a sustainable way.

What about your job do you enjoy most? Finding ways to improve the overall experience for the people at work so everyone feels as passionately as I do about their role at AAG.

If you could say one thing to someone interested in working at AAG, what would it be? We make a real difference to real people, every day.

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Justin Lee
Sales Coach

What was your position when you started at AAG and what is your position now? My initial position with AAG was a Loan Officer. Currently, I am a Sales Coach.

What makes AAG unique? What makes AAG unique is one key element: the employees. Each individual has a unique characteristic. Each individual has a story and background that is not related to others. Each individual has an open heart and mind that is willing to adjust with the ever changing industry, and each individual thoroughly believes in the product we represent.

What about AAG do you enjoy most? There are numerous reasons why I enjoy working at AAG but first is the culture. A great culture breeds excellence and that is what I enjoy the most about AAG. With a road map to success, AAG offers an opportunity for all to excel and be successful in their respective careers.

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Krista Edwards
AVP, Post-Closing

What about AAG do you enjoy most? Being empowered to effectuate change.

If you could say one thing to someone interested in working for AAG, what would it be? AAG will provide you with an opportunity to grow and expand your wheelhouse.

What are you most excited about working on this year? Building out teams to take on more responsibility and bringing quality to the forefront of all operations.

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Jim Elder
Regional Sales Manager

What about your job do you enjoy most? The scale at which we do business is very impressive. AAG’s willingness to leverage its success by reinvesting in the business for continued growth creates an exciting place to invest my career.

If you could say one thing to someone interested in working at AAG, what would it be? Work hard, learn the culture, and hold on!

What is the most exciting thing you’ve done while working here? I’ve helped to build a productive team of professional salespeople in the central region that are positioned to become the face of AAG in their local markets.