For DeeDee Peterson, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager at Texas Hill Country Bank, the inspiration never runs dry in Bandera County. Whether she’s admiring views of the rolling hills, meeting and working with intriguing people, enjoying the timeless traditions of her community, or collaborating with her teammates and clients that have become like family, she shares why she is so proud to call the Hill Country home.
How long have you and your family lived in Bandera?
My family and I have been in Medina for 5 years now, which is part of Bandera County.
How many years have you served the Bandera community as a banker and when did you join Texas Hill Country Bank?
I joined Texas Hill Country Bank five years ago and have served the Bandera community as a banker ever since.
What are your specific areas of expertise in the financial industry?
My specific area of expertise in the financial industry is real estate and business loans. I love helping business owners grow and thrive.
What has been the most rewarding part of serving the community of Bandera County?
The most rewarding part of serving the Bandera County Community is the people. Bandera County has some of the most intriguing people I have ever met.
What is your favorite part about living in Bandera County?
My favorite part of living in the Hill Country is the view. I’m always inspired and rejuvenated as I look around at the rolling hills.
Why do you love working for Texas Hill Country Bank?
I love working for Texas Hill Country Bank because I get to work with partners that have become like family, and I get to help clients who are like family as well.
In one word, how would you describe the community of Bandera?
Vintage. This word comes to mind when thinking of Bandera because this town holds true to its past and holds on to its traditions.
What is your hobby / expertise outside of work and how do you use it to be a stronger leader?
My hobby outside of work is running, and my expertise outside of work is being a mom. Both running and motherhood help me be a stronger banker and leader because they both teach me discipline, the determination to finish something I’ve started, and patience.