Ambassador Spotlight - Marvin McHellon, Jr.
Name of Business or Organization
Branch Banking and Trust Company – BB&T, now Truist as of December 2019.
I’ve been working from home (McKinney) since March, but my actual office is in the Addison area, at Preston and Beltline Road. Our local BB&T, now Truist location is 6251 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070
Tell us about your business
I am currently a Commercial Relationship Manager with BB&T for the North DFW market. I am responsible for building relationships with local business owners, and being a trusted advisor for the businesses’ capital formation needs. In addition to providing capital, I also work with my colleagues to provide value as it relates to the company’s risk management, employee benefits, payment solutions, personal financial management, and advisory services as well.
How have you benefited from being an Ambassador?
The thing that I have enjoyed most about being an ambassador is connecting with and helping our local business owners to increase their awareness of the many valuable resources provided through their membership with the McKinney Chamber. I have also been able to connect business owners with other companies that provide complimentary services as well, which has produced client referrals for the parties involved. As a commercial banker, I have a deep respect and admiration for all business owners and entrepreneurs and it is a great feeling knowing that my efforts are helping local businesses to grow and evolve in this very competitive business environment.
Tell us about your involvement in the Community
Organization: One Community Church – Plano Campus
Dates Involved: 2014-Current
Nature of Participation: I’ve served as a small group leader in the Children’s Ministry (5th through 8th grade) at the Plano Campus at Custer and Hwy 121 since 2014. I’ve served as the service leader and 5th grade group leader at various points as well. My involvement with the youth at One Community Church has been my most significant community contribution. The level of maturity and leadership that I have seen from the kids in my first 5th grade group 4 years ago, who are now high school age has been amazing to witness. Also, some of the stories that I will often hear about the impact of things learned at church and how it has had a positive impact on their ability to combat negative peer pressure and have a positive view of themselves in the midst of today’s culture has been amazing. I also spend a few days each year volunteering with different non-profit organizations throughout DFW as a part of BB&T, now Truist’s Annual Lighthouse Project.
What are your hobbies?
Reading, working out, and playing sports.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family
"A Jacksonville, FL native, Marvin earned a bachelor’s degree in Business-Finance from Charleston Southern University in 2007 and Master’s Degree in Business – Finance from Charleston Southern in May of 2011. During his time in college as a student-athlete, Marvin served as President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at CSU from 2006 to 2007. Marvin’s first job after college was with Wachovia Insurance Services, which he began in July of 2007. In 2008, Marvin was elected as a member of the Wachovia Insurance Corporate Diversity Leadership Team, a group which consisted of the President of the company, Regional Management, Company Attorneys and workplace diversity consultants. After a variety of positions in the financial services industry that have included working in the Property and Casualty Insurance and Personal Financial Planning fields, Marvin was hired by Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) in January 2012 as a member of the Bank’s Leadership Development Program. After completing the Leadership Program in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Marvin and his wife, Leandra, relocated to Dallas, TX in November of 2012. Marvin and his wife, Leandra, moved from Dallas to McKinney, TX in March of 2017 and have two sons, Graham and Brody."