Meet a Spitfire Named Spitzer
When you talk to Ali Spitzer, you hear her passion for helping others through her work at Bank of Marin, you learn about her family and her volunteer commitments in the community. What you would never know is that Ali lost her Santa Rosa home in the North Bay fires in the fall of 2017.
Ali’s infectious enthusiasm and unwavering resilience are just two of the many positive attributes that have helped her succeed in her work at Bank of Marin. Ali joined the Bank right after graduating from Sonoma State 16 years ago. In her current role as a business banking credit administrator, she works with Bank of Marin staff to review and approve loans, ensuring that all transactions adhere to the Bank’s rigorous credit standards. In Ali’s words, “the best part of my job is that I get to work with and mentor people throughout the Bank in different office locations, across the wide variety of industries that we lend to. The relationship side of my work is very gratifying.”
Outside of the office, Ali devotes significant time and energy as a board member to several nonprofit organizations including Sonoma County Alliance, which supports small businesses, and Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County, that provides social services and program support for children and families.
Ali joined Community Action Partnership just one week before the North Bay fires started, and while she was handling her own housing crisis and juggling the needs of her work and family, Ali never wavered in her commitment to the nonprofit. “Surviving a fire is a life-changing event. It makes you realize how you can go from having what you need, to not having it, in an instant. It made me appreciate the support I have and made my desire to help others that much greater.”
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