Cesar Patino


Busey Associate Cesar Patino“Most of my family worked immediately after high school; college was never really talked about. When I graduated, I did exactly what all my other relatives had done before me and got a job working full time. It was during this time–working a dead-end job—it dawned on me. Maybe I could actually make a career for myself and be the first person in my family to go to and graduate college. One day, I decided to introduce the idea to my mom. I’ll never forget what she said, “I’m proud of you no matter what you decide to do; if you think you can go to college and be somebody, then I know you can do it.” And so I did. After researching colleges and apartments, I put in my notice at work, placed a security deposit on an apartment three hours away from home and began my journey. Not only did I graduate, but I’ve continued to grow in my career. Pursuing the unknown was scary, but in the end, I’ll be forever thankful to my mom for giving me the courage to make a life changing decision.”

  

Cesar Patino, Officer - Private Wealth Advisor

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