January 9, 2019 10:57am
GLI AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Wende Cosby
Title: AVP, Business Development Manager
Company: Republic Bank
How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? 1 year
What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador?
I thoroughly enjoy meeting all the different people in our community. The connections I have made have given me the opportunity to establish new professional relationships, new clients, and new friendships. As an Ambassador for GLI, I stay current with most newly established businesses in Louisville and anniversaries of existing businesses just by attending ribbon cuttings, Coffee & Connections networking, luncheons, etc. I have been able to tour some great businesses/organizations within the city that I would have never been able to access just by being affiliated with GLI. So much fun!!
What value does your company derive from investing in GLI?
I feel GLI and Republic Bank are very community-oriented and want to serve. Republic Bank can compete with any other bank because we have the products and knowledge to meet their financial needs. Republic Bank has the advantage of local decision-making and our bankers can advocate for our clients to meet their financial needs by simply knowing the market. I feel GLI is a big Advocator for Louisville because they stay in tune with the community and know how to help effectively bring in new talent, retain existing talent, and continue to help this community evolve.
What’s the best investment you’ve ever made?
The best investment I have made is in my health. Unfortunately, January 2017 I lost my father to cancer. During his short illness my Mom, brother, and I learned holistic ways to prevent and attack cancer and other sicknesses and diseases. By the time we learned it was too late to revive him. I am 95% plant-based and have been this way for almost 2 years and it has been the best decision for myself because of all the many benefits that have come with the life-style change. I think being as proactive as possible about one’s health is crucial because without good health you can’t work, be there for your family, or have a good quality of life. There is nothing that can influence me to switch back to my old life-style.
Outside the office, what do you like to do for fun?
I love spending time with my husband and 3-year old daughter, working out, gardening, watching documentaries, cooking, and being outdoors.
Cats or Cards?
Cardinal for Life!
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would you choose?