Maurie McGarvey has a song in her heart, many miles under her feet, and a passion for her work.
“We all have to spend a lot of time in the workplace,” Maurie says. “It’s our second home. It needs to be a place where we come to make a difference, to make an impact, to
feel a sense of value at the end of the day.”
That sounds a lot like the philosophy of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company!
“What keeps me enthusiastic about my work is the chance to ‘marry’ the opportunities this company offers with the people who want to make a difference in the lives of others,” Maurie says. “We are looking for those who have a passion about taking care of people, about providing the highest levels of service to our customers, and we want to reward those employees in return. It’s a gratifying sense of fulfillment for me when our people tell me how much they love what they do and that they wouldn’t work anywhere else in the world!”
Maurie McGarvey is the senior vice president/human resources manager for Paducah Bank.
Maurie graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School, Western Kentucky University, and is a graduate of the Kentucky Schools of Banking General Banking School and Management School. She is currently pursuing the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification through the Society for Human Resources Management.
Maurie currently serves on the board of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a 1995 graduate of Leadership Paducah, and a member of the Rotary Club of Paducah, the Paducah/River City Business and Professional Women’s Organization, the American Management Association, the Kentucky Bankers Association, the Kentucky Women’s Leadership Network, and Financial Women International.
Maurie serves on the board of directors of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra and is the treasurer for the Paducah Middle School PTO. She recently ended her term as chair of the United Way of Paducah/McCracken County. Under her reign, the United Way completed the most successful campaign in its history, raising over $900,000.
Maurie was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Paducah and was named the Outstanding Kentucky Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Kentucky. She is a previous Outstanding Woman of Achievement, an award given by the Paducah/River City Business and Professional Women’s Organization.
And as if that wasn’t enough, in her spare time (what spare time?) she sings Italian arias, bikes in 100-mile rides and runs half-marathons! “The rest of the time I do whatever my son
is doing . . . watching soccer games, swim team matches, and basketball games,” Maurie comments.
“I think the point of life is to be a student of life,” Maurie adds. “We must trust the journey we are on. Life is at work trying to reach us, lead us, love us. The point is not to be happy, but to find happiness as we learn what it is we are here to learn. Life is to be experienced.”