Stacie Burks-Garcia

Stacie Burks-Garcia
Vice President & Business Client Advisor, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

What do you consider your greatest strength, and how do you think it benefits your business?

My greatest strengths are that I have a solid work ethic, and am a relationship builder with high integrity. I am an effective communicator and a good listener. These traits help me develop long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with satisfied clients.

What do you think is the greatest issue or dilemma facing the African American community today?

The greatest issues facing the African American community are economic inequality, the education/achievement gap, and chronic unemployment/underemployment.

What’s the most important lesson you have learned in the course of your career?

The most important lesson I’ve learned is that it’s okay to be myself. Part of what is so interesting about my job is working with a wide variety of personalities and people on a daily basis, and embracing our similarities and differences.

What is your favorite quote, and why?

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it” – Diane Sawyer

This is my favorite quote because it gives me strength, hope, and an optimistic attitude.