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Employee Spotlight: Julie Hilt

Welcome to the Employee Spotlight series where every month we introduce you to the stellar associates at Fremont Bank. Building community is central to who we are as a company and the best way to do that is to allow you to get to know us better.

1. How long have you been working at Fremont Bank?

I joined Fremont Bank in January 2021, seven months ago.

2. What is your title and what department do you work in?

Director. Digital Adoption & Engagement Community Banking.

3. What’s your greatest strength as a business professional?

My greatest strength as a business professional is the ability to strategically plan and lead organizational change across multiple lines of business.

4. What are three things you can’t live without?

The three things I can’t live without: family, hope, music.

5. What’s your favorite book?

I love to read and usually read three or four books a month, so it is hard to pick a favorite. But if I could only pick one it would be the 1960 classic “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee because it explores themes of racial prejudice and injustice. It poses the fundamental question of how do I get along with people who are different from me? It takes place in Depression-era Alabama.

6. Favorite hobbies?

I have several hobbies. I love to spend time with family and friends. I enjoy riding the Peloton and working out. Travel is in my top 5 favorite things to do. Some of my favorite places to visit are Italy, France, Maui, New York City, and London. Baking and cooking are fun especially if it’s for a special occasion. Listening to music and going to concerts. I relish the opportunity to see a good play. I love to start my day with a walk. Some might call me a bookworm because I would rather read than watch TV. Lately, I have decided to get into houseplants and have about 10 and they are all doing well. In the winter, puzzles are fun to put together and easy to do with friends and family. Living so close to Napa and Livermore, wine tasting is always fun, especially if paired with cheese or chocolate.

7. In your opinion, why should someone choose to
use Fremont Bank?

Someone should use Fremont Bank because it is like being part of a family. We truly care about our customers, associates, and the communities we serve. We offer full-service banking, build strong relationships with our  customers, and work hard to understand their constantly changing needs.