RBC Banker to Empower Black Males About Financial Literacy

Monday, November 1, 2010

Rico M. Snell, vice president and senior relationship banker for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in Columbia, S.C., will speak to participants in the Black Males Project, a special initiative with activities and support services to increase the potential for Black male college students to complete undergraduate studies. The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 1, 2010 at 7 p.m. in Belcher Hall, room 206. Snell will speak on empowering young black males about banking and finances.

“Mr. Snell is a 1995 cum laude business management graduate of SC State University in whom we all take pride,” says Terrence M. Cummings, executive director for SC State’s Student Success and Retention Program. “He has significantly engaged himself in banking and finance since graduating from his Alma Mater. His expertise and insights will certainly be invaluable to Black males as they develop.”

At RBC, Snell is responsible for relationship building, sales and service standards, community involvement and increasing market share in the Midlands. He has more than 14 years of retail and business banking experience.

“Rico’s previous banking experience and local market knowledge make him a great asset to our team here in Columbia,” according to Shirley Edmond, RBC Bank regional manager. “He is dedicated to serving the needs of his clients with honesty and integrity, always focusing on what is in the best interest of the client.”

An Orangeburg native, Snell is an active community member, involved in organizations such as the School Improvement Council for North Springs Elementary School, Junior Achievement of the Midlands, and a former board member of both City Year Columbia and SC State University’s School of Business Alumni Advisory Board. Snell was featured as the “profile of achievement” in the Midlands Black Pages in 2002 and 2004.

For more information on Snell’s visit, contact Terrence Cummings at (803) 533-3721, or send an e-mail to tcummings@scsu.edu.