“While most girls growing up played with dolls and Barbies, my favorite hobbies were playing with adding machines, creating fake invoices and pretending to be a cashier,” said Victoria Morris. “I started my banking career when I was 18 as a teller and I was hooked from day one. I found it fascinating to learn how people manage and spend money.”
By 21, Victoria had purchased her first home on her own and the process intrigued her so much she knew she wanted to make lending her career. Morris went on to earn her Consumer Economics degree from The University of Georgia. Currently, she is enrolled in the UGA Banking School and will graduate next spring. She works as the vice president/relationship manager at BankSouth.
Morris said she specializes in consumer/commercial real estate lending and with interest rates at historic lows, lenders are as busy as ever. Morris mainly finances lot purchases, construction loans and commercial real estate and alongside her “wonderful team who helps ensure they stay on track,” Morris closes about 25 real estate loans each month.
“I have truly found my calling working at a wonderful community bank that supports me in doing what I love, and helping people achieve their dreams makes it that much more rewarding,” Morris said. “The most rewarding part of my job is getting to know my clients and exceeding their expectations. There is nothing better than helping a family who has dreamed of building a home for years and watching their dream become a reality.”
She said she also loves being a part of a community bank where they can make decisions and do things for their clients that other big national banks cannot.
“When you bank with BankSouth, you truly do become part of our family,” Morris said.
As for her family, Victoria has been married to Stephen for seven and a half years. The couple has Madison and five years ago Stephen took a “leap of faith and decided to open his own law practice in downtown Madison, Morris Law, LLC.”
“Seeing the support of the community over the years has confirmed in our hearts that this is where the Lord wants us, and we have no plans to leave anytime soon,” Victoria said.
The couple has two mini goldendoodles, Daisy and London. Morris said that although the two are from the same bloodline their personalities could not be more different.
“I love being a dog mom because they fill our lives with so much love and happiness, but without the pressure and responsibility of shaping a human life,” Morris said.
The dynamic dog duo even has their own Instagram page, @msdaisydoodle.
As for Victoria, her free time is spent traveling and exploring new places. Victoria and Stephen are also both active members of their church, Fusion Church of Madison.
“Being partners at Fusion Church is one of the greatest blessings in our lives,” Morris said.
She serves on both the finance team as the new Connect Team Coordinator, a new hospitality division of the church geared toward better connecting with the community and guests that come on campus each Sunday.