People@Work — Ronald Minter
NAME: Ronald Minter
FAMILY: Wife, Lisa; two sons, Jay (16) and Justin (13)
POSITION: Field credit analyst for three-county area for First Citizens Bank
What is your favorite movie? Any of the “Fast and Furious” movies
What is your favorite book? Not a big reader, [but] I did enjoy a book about “Alcatraz.”
Is there a hobby you can’t live without? Golfing
Is there an item or collectible you hold dear? A silver dollar with my grandmother Ruby’s birth year, 1921
Where would someone be most likely to find you on a Saturday night? With my wife and two boys, possibly at the movies
What was your dream job when you were a child? Accountant/CPA
What are some of your favorite things? Playing golf, walking and relaxing at the beach
What would be your last meal? Sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy
Who would be your ideal dinner guests? (Name three, living or dead) Four — my wife, my two sons and my grandmother
What is something interesting most people don’t know about you? I still own my very first car, a 1966 Ford Mustang.
Ideal vacation spot: I would love to go to Cabo San Lucas.
Favorite professional sports team: Miami Dolphins or Cincinnati Reds
If you were given $5,000 to donate to a nonprofit organization, which would you pick? Kiwanis Club of Lee County.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? A broken wrist
Ever had a brush with celebrity? Arnold Palmer, David Thompson, Fred Couples and Phil Ford
What would you like to know about the future? Don’t care to know, God is always looking out for us.
What’s your favorite website? Google and virginiaclassicmustang
Would you go bungee jumping or skydiving? No
Do you have a tattoo? No
Any fears or phobias? Severe heights and snakes
Ever been outside the United States? No
Did you have a childhood nickname? “Two” — I am John Ronald Minter “II”.
Favorite kind of cookie? Peanut butter cookie.
Favorite season? Summer
Would you consider plastic surgery if someone else paid for it? No
What’s the most embarrassing experience you’ve ever had at work? 35th birthday “surprise”
Biggest pet peeve? Lying
What’s your usual wake-up time in the morning? 6:15 a.m.
Ever seen a ghost? No
What was your favorite TV show when you were growing up? “Happy Days” and “The Jeffersons”
Favorite band or musical artist? No favorite, [I] listen to just about all types of music — and my wife will tell you “loudly.”
Favorite dessert? Pineapple upside down cake.
Who’s your best friend and why? My brother, Travis, he’s been there through good and bad times.
You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time, you get fired. What do you do? Save the dog.
If you could go back in time and change one historic event, what would it be? Sept. 11, 2001.
What’s your favorite condiment? Ketchup
Do you have bumper stickers of any kind on your car? Never
If you could create one rule that all society had to live by, what would it be? Always put God first in your life!
How do you define success? By the people you surround yourself with
Ever wondered why Kamikaze pilots wore helmets? No
Hamburger or pizza? Pizza