Our Team Members. The Bear State Difference.
Name: Eric Williams, IT-Desktop Support
Number of Years in Banking: 2, all with Bear State
Family Members: Wife Cheryl and daughter Reece
Community Involvement: I try to stay involved in my daughter’s hobbies and interests in school. She’s in a third grade book club, and I meet with her and her class for lunch once a week to discuss the books they’re reading. Gives me a chance to mentor and stay involved in the school’s activities.
Passions/Hobbies: Playing guitar is a passion. I’ve played all my life and play in two bands: The Dan Benton Band and Jason Pritchett and the Steel Horses. We’ve played Branson Landing, the Kansas City Power & Light District, a few stages in Nashville for CMA fest, and as far away as Michigan. I also enjoy Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA. I try to practice this two to three times a week in a local gym.
Bear State Core Value that Resonates the Loudest? Curiosity. Working IT in an organization the size of BB, we wear a lot of different hats, so you have to be naturally curious to find solutions to problems that you may not have faced before. My co-workers are my clients, so the sooner we get them up and running, the quicker they can get back to taking care of the bank’s customers.