Rick Korth is the new manager at Payson's Bank of America Banking Center.
He said he was brought into banking almost out of the blue.
"It was my love for Payson," Korth said. "Faced with the possibility of having to relocate after living here for seven years, I was asked to put in my resume with Bank of America."
He said his first thought was banks did not hire people like him, someone who has been self-employed for 20 years and has sat across the desk for every service a bank has to offer.
"I never dreamed of switching to the other side," he said.
That changed with his interview.
"Their goal is to become the world's most admired company. To accomplish that, they have gone outside the hiring boundaries of the past in search of the best customer service, retail people they can recruit."
Korth's goal is help clients realize their goals and dreams.
Bank of America is at 213 S. Beeline Highway, Payson.
Korth will start as manager Monday, Jan. 3.