Rhonda Kolm Calvert

Rhonda Kolm Calvert

Rhonda Kolm Calvert

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Show Date: June 13th, 2018

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Ms. Rhonda Kolm Calvert
President, San Antonio Market
Comerica Bank

 

Rhonda Kolm Calvert has over thirty successful years of experience in Banking as a Dynamic Business Professional specializing in Client Relationship Management, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Product Presentations and Client Relations. She is directly responsible for leading and implementing the strategic vision for the Market in San Antonio while steering multiple business units including Business Banking, Middle Market, Wealth Management, Commercial Real Estate, Treasury Management and Retail Bank to ensure overall market growth and consistent superior return.

2003 – 2012: Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager, Public Sector Banking: Responsibilities included Government and Institutional banking clients for Bank of America in San Antonio, Houston and South Texas. Clients included cities, counties, various State agencies, school districts, colleges, universities, and not for profits. Served as a liaison between clients and Bank of America and maintained ultimate responsibility for all relationships in the portfolio, leading the Client Team of Professionals designated to servicing this market niche. As of July 2012, portfolio included 65 clients with revenue generation of $23 million rolling 12 months annually; rolling 12-month binding loan commitments over 1 Billion dollars and deposits over 400 million dollars. San Antonio clients included key and significant San Antonio, Bexar County, and University clients

1988 – 2003 Relationship Manager – Commercial Banking, General Industries. Responsibilities included leading a team of specialized product partners to provide banking solutions in a client/prospect centric focused environment. Assessed clients business objectives, provided advice on strategic and tactical issues, ensured execution of solutions, and held team accountable for success. Ensured best practices were utilized and set the tone for energy of the client team. Clients included service, restaurant, automobile dealer, retail, manufacturing, not for profit, and higher education industries.

1986 – 1988: Credit Analyst Manager. Coordinated activities of up to 7 credit analysts to ensure analytical work completed accurately and timely based on their experience and workload. Liaison between Loan Officers and Credit Analysts. Reviewed analyst’s work, accompanied officers on calls, reviewed Director’s month end reports, and recruited and interviewed new analysts.

1984 – 1986: Credit Analyst Worked in a team environment with up to 7 other analysts to learn credit skills and produce quality loan analysis.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin – 1984. Overall GPA 3.666. Honors included: President Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; Mortar Board; Orange Jackets-Honorary Women’s Service Organization; UT Endowed Presidential Scholarship; Hattie W. Hewlett Scholarship; The Goodfellow Award – given by the Cactus; and College Scholars.

COMMUNITY and CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS

United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County:
• 2016 – present Board of Trustees
• 2016 Community Campaign Cabinet

The Charity Ball Association: Member since 2013. The Charity Ball Association is an organization of less than 200 women whose mission is to support and enhance the quality of life for children of Bexar County. Established in 1954 and have given over $17MM to the children of Bexar County.
• 2014-2016 Member at Large on the Board of Directors.

The Battle of Flowers Association: Member since 2005. The Battle of Flowers Association is an organization of 600 women who teach the history of state of Texas and keep alive the patriotic traditions of Texas through production of a Parade, Band Festival, Oratorical and Essay Contest.

• 2016 – 2018 President
• 2015 – 2016 Vice President of Finance- Budget and Insurance
• 2012 – 2013 Vice President Court Section of the Parade
• 2011 – 2012 Vice President Parade Chairman
– Chaired a committee of 100 women to produce the largest day parade organized by women in the nation. Over 350,000 spectators attend to view a parade of over 200 entries including the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Ross Volunteers Company, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Fish Drill Team, and the Texas A & M Parsons Mounted Cavalry; Fiesta Royalty, The Mayor and other City and Corporate Dignitaries. Parade was televised by KLRN.
• 2010 – 2011 Vice President Parade Entries Chair
Coordinated over 200 Parade Entries.

• 2008 – 2010 Vice President Fundraising – New Board position.

– Coordinated the fundraising efforts for the organization including solicitation of monetary donations as well as souvenir program and medal sales.
• 2006 – 2008 Band Festival Chair and Chair Elect.

– As Chair, led a committee of 50 women to produce a Band Festival of 30 participating High School Bands for a crowd of approximately 12,000 during Fiesta week. Worked closely with 10 High School Band directors to create the musical show televised by Paragon Cable.

San Antonio Fiesta Commission: Governing Body of over 100 Participating Member Organizations that produce 11 days of Fiesta events in April which generates over $284 million for our community.
• 2016 – 2018 Executive Committee
• 2014 – 2016 Elected Commissioner
• 2012 – 2013 Presidential Appointee to the Executive Committee of the Fiesta Commission; Chaired the newly revamped Miss Fiesta Selection
• 2011 – 2012 Participating Member Organization Commissioner
• 2009 – 2011 Elected Commissioner

Rotary Club of San Antonio (Downtown): Member since 2000. The Rotary Club of San Antonio is the second largest Rotary Club in the world that is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and help promote goodwill and fellowship.
• 2006 – 2007 President of the largest Rotary Club in the world

San Antonio Chamber of Commerce: Serving businesses since 1894. Goal is to improve business climate and build opportunity for growth in San Antonio.
• 2014 – 2016, 2017 – present Board Member of the Board of Directors
• 2003 – 2004 Co-Chair of Leadership San Antonio (LSA) which is a jointly sponsored program of The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. LSA provides a learning experience for existing and emerging leaders who live and work in the San Antonio metropolitan area. Participants of the program are given the opportunity to develop an understanding of the promises and challenges facing our community. Class was approximately 40 leaders.

Military Civilian Club Organization to support the civilian and military women of San Antonio.
Member since 2014

Timely Topics Organization of women dedicated to learning about current and timely worldly and local events. Member since 2015

The Junior League of San Antonio: Member since 1988. The Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

• 2016 Recognized as Volunteer Extraordinaire
• 1999 – 2000 President- Led 600 active and 1,000 Sustaining members with a $500,000 budget.
• 1998 – 1999 Treasurer
• 1994 – 1995 Chairman of the Rummage Sale Fundraiser, which raised $150M with a team of 75 women.
– Prior Elected Board Member at Large, Treasurer elect, and both Nominating and Board of Directors Sustaining Advisor.

Brackenridge Park Conservancy: The purpose of the Conservancy is to preserve and enhance the Park’s natural, historic and recreational resources for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
• 2018 Co-Chair Mira Flores Fundraiser.

RECOGNITION

San Antonio Business Journal: 2016 Women’s Leadership Award Winner

February, 2018 Power Couple

Married to Joseph Dittmar Calvert. Hobbies include water skiing, other outdoor activities and volunteering.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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