Macala Carter was named director of diversity, equity and inclusion of Great Western Bank, Sioux Falls. In this new role, she will spearhead the bank’s DEI strategy and develop measurable institutional outcomes in support of an inclusive and diverse workforce and culture reflective of Great Western’s communities.
Carter joined Great Western Bank in 2012 as a senior retail manager. She was appointed chair of its DEI council in early 2021 and has already led several initiatives, including ones focused on Juneteenth and the bank’s Pride Month Campaign.
Prior to joining the South Dakota bank, Carter spent 10 years with Union Bank & Trust in Lincoln as a retail and branch manager.
“Macala’s passion for DE&I is infectious,” said Great Western CEO Mark Borrecco. “She is the right leader at the right time.”
Carter’s commitment to DEI efforts includes her work on various volunteer initiatives and community organizations in Nebraska. She serves as on the boards of Leadership Lincoln, an organization that is dedicated to developing diverse leadership, the Lancaster Foundation for Adults with Mental Disabilities, and Family Services of Lincoln. She has also volunteered on the boards of Girl Scouts USA and NetWorks.
She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
The $13 billion Great Western has branches in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and the Dakotas.