This month we spoke with Andrea Fulton Toliver, who has been with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for 18 years and currently is Regional Counsel for banking regulatory issues in the Southeast.
Andrea states that there is quite a bit of overlap between the public sector and non-profit work, and she
has been able to use the trainings she
received in the League in her
professional life and vice versa.In particular, she
has used her JLA
training on motivating volunteer staff to help energize her
staff at work.
considers herself an independent worker but credits the League with helping her
develop skills in working with a group, especially delegation skills.Professionally, Andrea
League training every day.Plus, she
appreciates that the League allows her
to try something new and gives her
the formal and informal training through mentoring to succeed in new endeavors.
When asked how the League has contributed to her
said that her
family taught that we have been blessed and it is important to help others.Andrea
has always volunteered her
time, however as a working mom, her
time is extremely limited.She
loves working with the league, because she
is able to take whatever time she
has available and make a difference.The JLA
has a variety of placements available and the organizations are happy to have trained volunteers.She
feels like she
is able to effectively use the time she
has available.Andrea is originally from Durham, North Carolina and graduated from Chapel Hill and earned a J.D. from Washington and Lee University.Her
husband, William, is a federal prosecutor and they have a son, Andrew, a dog, Brandy and a hermit crab, Sparks.Other than her
family and her
league work, tennis is her
just celebrated her
10th year of volunteer service with ALTA.