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3/17/2008 Former Bank of America senior vice president to speak at Linfield

press image McMINNVILLE – Raichelle Glover, a former senior vice president with Bank of America, will speak on "Making Hard Choices" Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room at the Jerald R. Nicholson Library at Linfield College.

Her visit to Linfield is under the auspices of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. She will spend a week on campus meeting with Linfield students, faculty and staff and will lecture in classes and participate in a variety of discussions during her visit.

In her presentation, Glover will discuss how to navigate difficult personal and professional choices based on her experiences balancing her career in banking and her personal life.

Glover, who now heads Rai Glover Consulting, joined Citizens and Southern National Bank (predecessor to Bank of America) during her second semester freshman year in college. During her 23 years at Bank of America and its predecessor banks, Glover held nine different positions including senior vice president and market development manager for Bank of America’s human resources; regional executive for the Bank of America Foundation – managing a team of contribution managers from New York to Florida which contributed over $35 million in direct grants to non profit organizations; regional employment executive; corporate diversity executive; operations manager; and transition manager for several transition efforts in Texas, Florida and Virginia.

Glover recently retired from Bank of America, becoming one of the youngest retirees under the bank’s "Rule of 60" qualifications – age plus years of service totaling 60 or greater. She gave up her successful career to be with her father whose health was failing.

Glover completed her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of South Carolina. She completed the South Carolina Bankers School where she served as president of her class and received further certification from Duke University. She is a member of the National Speakers Association.

Glover is involved in a number of civic organizations. She was appointed by the House of Representatives to serve on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Community Colleges System. She also serves on the Charlotte Regional Visitors Association board and has served as an advisory board member, board member or member to over 30 boards and task forces. She recently served as chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative and served on the Board of Directors of the United Way.

Glover's honors and recognitions include being inducted into the W.L. Bonner College Hall of Fame; 2007 Best of the Best award by Charlotte Magazine; 2006 Person of Prominence by The Charlotte Post Newspaper; 2006 Most Supportive Person of the Latin American Community by the Latin American Excelente Awards; 2005 Maya Angelou Women Who Lead award presented by Dr. Maya Angelou; 2005 Outstanding Leader in the Community by the National League of Cities; 2004 Excellence in Business award by Pride Magazine; and a National LEND (Leadership Excellence in Neighborhood Development) award presented by Bank of America.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2498. The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program brings leaders in their fields to campuses of small liberal arts colleges. The program brings together people from diverse backgrounds with different points of view in an atmosphere in which they can learn about each other.