Wilmington man will help carry the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington man has been selected to help carry the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch.

RBC Bank selected Mark Shuffler, a commercial real estate relationship manager from Wilmington, as one of six outstanding employees to carry the torch.

"Mark puts his clients first and strives to have a comprehensive understanding of their business and banking needs," said William Smith, RBC Bank regional director-Commercial Real Estate in a news release.  "His tireless work on behalf of clients makes him deserving to carry the torch. We are so proud he is representing RBC Bank and Wilmington in the Olympic Torch Relay."

Shuffler and the other RBC Bank employees will carry the torch through Ottawa, Canada December 12.

This marks the middle portion of the torch's 27,000 mile journey across Canada to Whistler, British Columbia, where the torch will light the Olympic Flame and signal the beginning of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games Feb. 12, 2010.

"We are honored to name six employees to participate in this historic event," said Jim Westlake, CEO of RBC Bank in a news release.

RBC Bank's parent company, Royal Bank of Canada, is a presenting sponsor for the Olympic Torch Relay. RBC Bank selected employees for their leadership and commitment to clients, and to represent the bank's regions and departments.

A webcam is following the entire torch relay.  -- Click here to watch it live -- Shuffler is expected to run December 12 at 6:08 p.m.

Other RBC Bank torchbearers are:

Lori Fallon is a senior relationship banker in Mobile, Ala., and has been with RBC Bank for almost three years.

Andre Le Clerc manages two branches in the Charleston /Mount Pleasant, S.C., area and has been with RBC Bank for three years.

Telisa Miller is a regional manager in Sarasota, Fla., and has been with RBC Bank for five years.

Bhavini Patel is a senior relationship banker in Snellville, Ga., and she has been with RBC Bank for a year and a half.

Campbell Rodgers is based in Raleigh, NC, and is director of Performance Management. He has been an RBC Bank employee for 13 years.

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