courtesy United Community Bank
Published July 17, 2018
Fast Facts about Gail Day
Gail Day is the Events Coordinator and Tour Leader for United Community Bank in Blairsville, Georgia.
Established in 1950, United Community Bank is the third-largest bank based in Georgia, with approximately $12 billion in assets. To join the bank’s Golden Club, members must be at least 50 years old and maintain an account. The club boasts more than 10,000 members, most of whom live in rural north Georgia.
Born: Young Harris, Georgia
Employment: Day started her banking career in 1980. After working at a couple of other banks, she found her home at United Community Bank. She worked as a proof operator and loan teller before launching the Golden Club in 1987.
Family: She is married with one fur baby, who is almost 18.
Hobbies: Day considers her work her life’s passion and favorite hobby.
Starting from Scratch
When the United Community Bank’s president asked Gail Day to help manage a newly formed incentive travel club for the bank, she asked him if he had lost his mind.
“I had not been more than 200 miles from the place I was born,” said Day, events coordinator and tour leader for United Community Bank’s Golden Club. “I never dreamed of traveling. My parents never traveled. To be honest, if my boss had told me I would be traveling the world someday, I would have quit because it would have intimidated me so much.”
What Day lacked in travel expertise, though, she made up for in customer service and creativity. To encourage her members during the bleak winter months, she started an annual talent show that morphed into a large-scale production that drew up to 6,000 people at its peak popularity.
After years of prioritizing service and kindness, Day is now responsible for a thriving travel club that attracts bank business and puts smiles on the faces of many people in northern Georgia.