Bell Bank Hires Causey as Regional HR Manager
Vice President Will Lead Human Resources, Culture Efforts in Southwest for One of Nation’s Largest Privately Held Banks
Phoenix, AZ (December 15, 2020) — Bell Bank has hired Latasha Causey as vice president of human resources for Bell’s South Region markets, with oversight of human resources activities, including culture and diversity efforts, for Bell Bank and its divisions. Causey offices in Phoenix and works with Bell’s team members in Arizona, as well as its mortgage offices in New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida.
“We’re focused on hiring the ‘best of the best,’ and Latasha certainly fits that billing,” said Kyle Kennedy, Bell’s Southwest region president and Arizona banking director. “With her vast experience and connections, she’ll be able to help guide not only Bell Bank’s recruitment, hiring and human resources functions in this region, but also our expanding efforts in diversity and outreach. We’re proud to have someone of her caliber choose to join Bell as the next step in her already-successful career.”
“I’m excited to join the Bell Bank family,” Causey commented. “Bell has a unique culture that truly is built on core values of family, service and giving back. It’s a great opportunity for me to bring my own experience and perspectives in helping guide people-first practices for this rapidly growing financial organization.”
Causey has more than 20 years of experience leading recruiting and human resources teams. Prior to joining Bell Bank, she worked at Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, and USAA, where she was responsible for strengthening USAA’s brand and culture in the Phoenix market. Most recently, Causey was head of recruiting for U-Hall International, where she led recruitment for all the company’s locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Causey is very active in the Phoenix business community. In 2018, she was named one of Phoenix’s Outstanding Women in Business by the Phoenix Business Journal. She was appointed to the Phoenix Business Workforce and Development Board by Mayor Kate Gallego. Causey serves on the boards of directors of several community nonprofit organizations: the Arizona State University Alumni Association, Valley of the Sun United Way, and Teach For America Phoenix.
Causey graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, then earned her master’s degree with a concentration in organizational management and Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification. She and her husband, Sullivan, live in Litchfield Park, Ariz., and have two sons.
Founded in 1966 in Fargo, N.D., Bell Bank is one of the nation’s largest independently owned banks, with full-service banking locations in Arizona, North Dakota and Minnesota and more than $8.5 billion in assets. The company provides a broad range of financial services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage and insurance.