Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

It's All about Human Relations

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

It's All about Human Relations

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Byline: SARAH SKIDMORE, The Times-Union

For Elizabeth Brooke, the new vice president and human resource generalist for the North Florida Region of SunTrust, human relations has a lot to do with relating.

Brooke started her banking career more than 20 years ago as a commercial lender. The South Florida native worked in a variety of business and management roles, including a job handling low-performing loans. As part of this position, Brooke had to deal with everyone from the loan holders to state-level decision makers for the bank. A co-worker watched Brooke influence everyone from loan holders to bank leaders, and made a prediction: Brooke's next career would be in human resources.

"I think he saw I had potential and saw human resources as an industry that needed someone with more of a business background," Brooke said.

She moved to Jacksonville in 1993 for a human resources job with another financial institution and joined SunTrust in March. …

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