“It’s easy to be a great leader during the good times, but where he flourished was during the bottom of the recession,” said Kelly Wilmoth, Wilmoth’s daughter and bank colleague. She also said that he leads Heritage with integrity and grace, providing an outstanding experience for customers. “He helped shepherd his customers through some of the toughest financial times our generation will ever see,” she explained, “Under Wilmoth’s direction bank employees worked to restructure loan terms and offer financial advice to ensure the bank’s customers remained open for business during the recession.
When he is not empowering employees to help customers achieve their financial goals, Wilmoth volunteers for worthy causes and is a champion for community banking. He served a five-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, is a past chairman of the Nevada Bankers Association, and served for 22 years on the board of the Community Services Agency and Development Corp., which specializes in developing low-income housing for seniors and individuals.
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