Community Banking Officer
8008 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Deonté worked in retail banking for 10 years – most recently as a branch manager in the North St. Louis City area and as a CRA Mortgage Loan Originator servicing North St. Louis City and St. Louis County.
Being a Community Development Lender with Busey Bank fuels my drive to educate and uplift the communities I serve through homeownership. This role will give me the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives. My position at Busey enables me to take my time and really educate clients to help them successfully reach their goals. My goal is to instill hope in underserved and overlooked communities through the avenues of financial education and homeownership. I go the extra step for my clients by staying with them every step of the way through what is usually the largest investment they will ever make – answering every question that may come up and making the process as seamless as possible. I find it personally rewarding when I see a client has put in the time and effort to reach their goal of homeownership and they have succeeded in purchasing a home they love and can afford. My perspective comes from a place of personal experience as well as learned knowledge. We all need to be prepared for when “life happens” and to stay on our journey to reach our goals. People are typically surprised to learn that I was once a studio artist by trade. This often enables me to think outside of the box to find a solution or an answer to tough questions.