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ATM Industry Mournes the Loss of Industry Veteran LeRoy Huntimer

Friday, December 11, 2020

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Company: PB&T Bank

Sioux Falls, SD It is with great sadness the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) and PB&T Bank announce the loss of industry veteran, LeRoy Huntimer. LeRoy lost his battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme cancer on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

“LeRoy always had the best interests of independent ATM operators as a priority,” said David Tente, ATMIA U.S. Executive Director. “Whether it be new options for vault cash or support of our legislative advocacy efforts, he never stopped looking for new ways to help the industry.”

LeRoy was well-known throughout the ATM industry. Most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Sponsorship Services with PB&T Bank, he was an active member and respected voice on many ATMIA committees including the Governmental Relations Committee, Independent ATM Deployers, Sponsoring Financial Institutions, and the US Regional Board. His dedication won him multiple awards including the 2016 and 2018 ATMIA Outstanding Service Awards for his work at MetaBank and his support of ATMIA’s Stateside Services.

“LeRoy’s time at PB&T proved to be invaluable,” said Susan Moore, PB&T Bank Senior Relationship Manager for Sponsorship Services. “He brought his knowledge and forethought to an ever-changing payment environment that will remain with us for a long time to come. We will miss you LeRoy.”

Moore continues, “anyone who knows LeRoy will understand and greatly miss those amazingly wonderful and delicious monster cookies.”

 “LeRoy was a truly valued friend of mine and certainly a friend to ATMIA and a champion for the ATM industry,” ATMIA Global Director of Member Services Sharon Lane said. “I loved meeting LeRoy and Pat for lunch in Sioux Falls, it was always a great visit and very enlightening. He will be dearly missed.”

As the news of his death has begun trickling out, the accolades from his industry peers have started to roll in.

“I first met LeRoy after his appointment with MetaBank,” recalls Roger Myers, President of Connected Processing Services. “It was immediately evident there were two loves in his life - his beautiful wife, Melinda, and his love of fishing. He was always quick with a smile and a hello. He brought character and integrity to our industry and will be missed by all. I look forward to him showing me the best fishing spots in Heaven. LeRoy, keep a tight line.”

“He was one of my favorite people,” Debbie Haacke, TransNational ATM President and CEO says. “It is not often you create a relationship with a banker, particularly one who is responsible for compliance. LeRoy answered every call and email, he was always supportive and encouraging. He knew how to tell me to be practical and not waste my time when advising me. He would share his opinion without compromising any constituent.”

“And I learned about fishing from LeRoy ‒ winter fishing, ice fishing, pole fishing, fishing gear, and again more fishing when I asked only one question,” Haacke jokes. But in all seriousness, she says “LeRoy was professional, confidential, upstanding and friendly. Who wouldn’t want to know that person?” 

James Phillips, Triton Vice President of Sales & Marketing says, “LeRoy was a great advocate for the ATM industry and a kind soul. LeRoy was always willing to help with industry related questions.  He always had an answer or if he didn’t, he would find it for me.  He will be sorely missed.”

“LeRoy, you will be missed… you were truly a champion for the ATM Industry!” noted ATM industry attorney Jack Ford says. “His services to the ATM industry was not only marked by his knowledge, but also by his high ethics and integrity.”

LeRoy will be laid to rest on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Sioux Falls, SD. For details of how to support the family and help mourn his passing, click here to read his obituary.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LeRoy receiving the 2016 ATMIA Outsanding Service Award, Presented by Tom Harper


December 11, 2020

Media Contact: Sharon Lane

Global Director, Member Services

(605) 271-7371 │  [email protected]


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