Wake Forest Alumnus Lewis Beatty (MBA ’99) Named “New Leader in Banking” by NJ Bankers

11.21.2010 Alumni News, Article, General

Reposted from NJ.com
HOPE TWP. — Three associates of First Hope Bank were chosen as 2010 “New Leaders in Banking” by NJ Bankers and NJ Banker magazine. Recipients were selected by an independent panel of judges, none of whom is an active banker. Awardees were determined to be rising stars of the banking industry who are under 40 years of age and making significant contributions to their institutions and communities.

First Hope’s award recipients were Chief Operations Officer Daniel G. Beatty, Chief Financial Officer Lewis R. Beatty and Michelle S. Miragliotta, Assistant Vice President-Loan Administration/Consumer Credit Officer. A total of 17 “New Leaders in Banking” awards were presented at a ceremony held at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City on Nov. 8.

Daniel Beatty began his First Hope Bank career in 2007 after graduating from the Military Academy at West Point and serving six years with the U.S. Army. He began as a teller and then worked in other areas of the bank to become familiar with all aspects of community banking. In 2008, the bank’s Board of Directors appointed him as Chief Operations Officer.

Lewis Beatty joined the Bank in 1999 as Assistant Vice President for Retail Operations, eventually spearheading the bank’s formation of a Contact Center and the establishment of a web page and internet banking. In 2002, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer.

Earning his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Lewis performed his undergraduate work in Business and Economics at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, also in North Carolina.

Miragliotta joined the bank in 2003 as a teller and advanced to loan clerk and then to retail analyst in 2004. In September 2010, she was promoted to her current position.

A graduate of Drew University in Madison, Miragliotta holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics with a minor in business administration.