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Moore School MBA Candidate Appreciates Program Flexibility with New Executive Job and Busy Family Life

Moore School Professional MBA student Nicholas Fernandez intends on finishing his final five classes even while balancing a new leadership role with First Citizens Bank, being a husband and parenting three young children. Because of his busy schedule, Fernandez is extremely grateful to the Professional MBA program for its flexibility as he pursues his master’s degree.

Fernandez recently accepted a promotion with First Citizens Bank as the senior vice president and regional credit executive for southeast Florida. In this role, Fernandez is helping to fully integrate two recently acquired banks into First Citizens Bank. Additionally, he will manage the Commercial Credit Platform for southeast Florida. The long-term goal for his new region is to build a $3-4 billion commercial banking operation throughout the state of Florida.

“As you can imagine, this was a great opportunity for me and a chance to participate in an executive role at a regional level,” Fernandez said.

Fernandez was eager to accept this new promotion, but the only catch was that it required his family to fully relocate from North Carolina to Florida. So, in the span of just three weeks, Fernandez and his wife, Kristin, packed up their three kids and moved to Boca Raton, Florida.

With just five classes remaining and 11 behind him, Fernandez has no intention of letting his relocation and promotion keep him from completing his degree. Thankfully, First Citizens Bank is very supportive of his aspirations.  Read the full article here.


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