Kids Need to Read is honored to announce the addition of BBVA Compass Commercial Banking Vice President Chris Ingersoll to the Board of Directors. Ingersoll has been contributing financial advice to Kids Need to Read since 2009 and has provided inspirational presentations to youth as part of the organization’s diverse literacy programming. He was recently voted in as the board’s new Treasurer, as well.


During Chris Ingersoll’s 15 plus-year career in the field of banking management, he has used his organizational change management, transformational leadership, and people-motivation skills to consistently turn around under-performing teams and branches to become top-producers. He has been solicited, recruited, and recognized for doing just that in several banking locations. Ingersoll believes his success comes from instilling his management philosophy of empowering his employees to do what is right for the team, to go above and beyond to satisfy customers’ needs, and to exceed overall bank goals.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington, Ingersoll worked in various branches for Washington Mutual and rose to the challenge of creating high-performing teams and branches within six years. As Washington Mutual became Chase Bank, he was able to re-position an under-performing branch to finish within the top three of their district among 13 branches. As a Financial Banking Center Manager for Comerica Bank, over the course of just a couple of months, Ingersoll was able to develop improved processes and strategies taking over a struggling branch, reducing employee turnover, and raising it to within the top 20% in the company. In 2014 he joined National Bank of Arizona (NBAZ) and finished ranked first after one year. After two years at NBAZ, a new chapter in his career began at BBVA Compass as part of the Emerging Companies team in corporate banking.

Ingersoll has obtained a Master’s degree in Post-Secondary Adult Education from Capella University to further his skills in teaching and leading others to continue providing positive impacts on young adults and their futures. He also enjoys volunteering his time to youth and communities in need and has served various nonprofits and schools. Over the past 20 years, Ingersoll has assisted with physical labor assignments, coached youth basketball, and provided presentations on finance and overcoming obstacles to achieve financial success.


Kids Need to Read warmly welcomes Mr. Ingersoll to the Board of Directors. His skills will be invaluable as Kids Need to Read continues to help disadvantaged children succeed through literacy.


One Response to “Kids Need to Read Welcomes Mr. Chris Ingersoll to Board of Directors”

  1. Gary Mlodzik on April 17th, 2017 1:21 pm

    Welcome to the board Chris!! I look forward to meeting you.

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