Bradford Branch Manager celebrates 20th anniversary at Royal Bank of Canada

Jamie Cleaver also received the RBC Community Leadership Award for her volunteer work at Habitat for Humanity

Jamie Cleaver, Branch Manager for Bradford Royal Bank of Canada, was showered with gifts last Friday as she celebrated her 20th anniversary with the company.

Cleaver received flowers, cards, gift cards and even her favorite cake (strawberry-rhubarb) from RBC employees last week in recognition not only of her 20 year stint with the bank, but also of her birthday.

Cleaver joined RBC in 2001 and has worked in over seven different offices in the Toronto, York and Barrie areas. She has held various positions, starting as a customer advisor, bank advisor, financial advisor, customer service manager, deputy branch manager and now branch manager. She joined the Bradford office in January 2021.

Cleaver is also a dedicated volunteer at Habitat for Humanity Huronia, where she sits as Chair of the Family Services Committee and devotes hours each week to helping families find their first homes.

“Jamie’s financial services expertise has given us in-depth advice and countless hours of reviewing family applications with a keen understanding of credit and finance,” said a statement on Habitat for Humanity Canada’s website. “Your calm and happy manner and your level headed mind are very welcome when handling sensitive information … [w]e are grateful for your commitment to us and our mission. “

Cleaver recently won a prestigious award from RBC called the Community Leadership Award, which recognizes her volunteer work at Habitat for Humanity and her commitment to the Bradford community.

“Jamie was a wonderful addition to our Bradford team and we were all excited to help her celebrate her big day!” Says Assistant Branch Manager Jackie Ker.

The branch is still half staffed due to capacity constraints in the branch, but that didn’t stop RBC staff from virtually congratulating Cleaver on their 20 years at the bank.

“I really enjoyed my career at the bank,” said Cleaver. “We get to know the best people and you never know who you will work with.”

Cleaver, who studied international business at a post-secondary school, admits that she didn’t think she would one day run a bank, but shares that she loves her career and is happy to be in her “forever branch” .

“RBC offers so many options,” says Cleaver. “It’s been a whirlwind since I started here, that’s for sure … many changes, many celebrations, it has been an eventful year so far!”

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