In the Community – Ricky Robertson
At Atlantic Capital, we believe that banks are uniquely positioned to help make our communities better places to live. We encourage employees regularly to find ways to stay active in local neighborhoods and organizations, fueling prosperity beyond our clients’ walls. Recently, we spoke with one of our teammates about his volunteer efforts over the last decade.
Ricky Robertson, Atlantic Capital’s Operational Risk Manager, began volunteering in his community over ten years ago. Currently residing in Dalton, Ga, Robertson looks for creative ways to stay active in his local community and organizations. Some of his activities involve helping host the annual track meet for Dalton High School, helping sponsor the new Discovery Center for Dalton’s Junior Achievement, and participating in the community cleanups for neighborhoods affected by the tornadoes in the spring of 2020. “The main reason I volunteer is because if I don’t do it, who will?” notes Robertson.
When COVID hit in 2020, Robertson found himself at the frontline of volunteer work. Through his work with the Rotary Club of Dalton, Robertson spent the past year feeding cafeteria workers that provided food for students during school closures and quarantine and feeding first responders who distributed vaccines at mass distribution sites. He also helped distribute 6,000 face coverings to the Whitfield County Schools, Dalton Public Schools, and the North Georgia Regional Library.
“My goal in life is to leave my community better for future generations,” says Robertson, and we know that he is well on his way.
To learn more about Atlantic Capital’s volunteer efforts, visit our Community Impact page.