• Ambassador Spotlight - Marvin McHellon Jr.

    Name of Business: Truist Bank

    Location: Truist McKinney: 6251 Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070

    Tell us about your business: I currently serve as Market President – Producer, with Truist Bank for the McKinney, TX market.  Truist is the 6th largest bank in the US with over 50,000 teammates and $574B in assets.  Truist’s purpose is to, “Inspire and Build Better Lives and Communities.”  I am primarily responsible for building relationships with local business owners and community stakeholders, and being a trusted advisor for local businesses in the $10MM to $100+MM revenue range through our Business Lifecycle Advisory approach. 

    How have you benefited from being an Ambassador- or comment about your experience - Why are you an Ambassador?: The thing that I have enjoyed most about being an ambassador for the past 6+ years 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. Having been a commercial banker here in DFW for the last 10+ years, 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 thrive in this very challenging and ever evolving climate.  

    Tell us about your involvement in the community: Member of One Community Church where I serve in the Student’s Ministry.
    Board Member with the McKinney YMCA.
    Board of Directors with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.
    Board Member with The Entrepreneurship Institute of North Texas.
    Member of the Executive Committee with the Frisco Bowl.

    What are your hobbies: Spending time with my wife of 15 years and my two sons, ages 6 and 2.  

    Tell us a little about you 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 BB&T,now Truist 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 now have two sons, ages 6 and 2.    

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