Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Women’s History Month

Ebonee Eichelberger-Hester Making History
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Ebonee Eichelberger-Hester, Branch Manager of Republic Finance, LLC

March is Women’s History Month and since 1988, U. S. presidents have issued annual proclamations designating the month of March. This is a great time to introduce a young progressive business woman who is a graduate of Louisville High School. She is making history in her chosen field of Business Administration and Management.

Ebonee Eichelberger-Hester works for Republic Finance as a branch manager in Laurel, MS. Currently, she oversees 5 employees and her branch size is 6.2 million dollar. Ebonee graduated from University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in 2014 with a Business Administration and Management Degree. After graduation, she became employed by Republic Finance as an assistant manager for 4 years and was promoted to Branch Manager November 2017.

Recently, as Branch Manager her office was chosen as office of the year out of over 200 offices located in the following states: MS, LA, TX, GA, TN, Al, NC, & KY. She also won Star Performer for the State of Mississippi. She was selected by her employees and peers due to leadership skills and performance. Ebonee stated, “I enjoy working with Republic Finance as I use the platform to lead, encourage, and empower others!”
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Ebonee Eichelberger-Hester receiving award as Branch Office of the Year

Ebonee exhibited those skills as a student at Louisville High School graduating in 2010. She was Miss Ebonette 2010 when she was selected for her talent, academic skills and beauty. She was a 4-H Club member, Band Member, Vice President of her Student Class, Cheerleader Captain. While a student at USM, Ebonee was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi; Professional Business Fraternity Golden Eagle; Student Consulting Group H.Y.P.E.

Louisville is proud to claim Ebonee as its own successful young woman and wishes her continuous success. She is the daughter of Cathy Edwards and Dennis Eichelberger; granddaughter of Billie Ray and Sue Shields; and granddaughter of the late Mack and Mary Lee Hannah-Eichelberger. Ebonee is married to Jeremy Hester and they have one child, Eden Hester.

Submitted by: Elmetra Patterson