Ralph Borrello

Welcome to the latest issue of BB&T Perspectives. With the holiday season here, you probably have many people and events clamoring for your time and attention. Our goal with this issue is to offer you an opportunity to focus a little time on you, your interests and your values.

As you see from our cover, we feature an exceptional couple that has added enjoyment to our lives. If you watched television throughout the 80s and 90s, you’ll recognize Daphne Maxwell Reid and Tim Reid from shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and WKRP in Cincinnati. Read the article to learn more about how Daphne and Tim are continuing to create and help others in their community of Richmond, Virginia.

The Art of Collecting Art, by Chad Forsberg, will guide you in building your own art collection. It includes tips on protecting or selling your collection as well as including it in your estate plan. Also, if you’re like me, obstacles are something you have to deal with almost daily. Would you like to learn how to turn those challenges into opportunities? Take a look at our article, A Leader’s Guide to Overcoming Obstacles: Four Steps Toward Opportunity, by Bright Dickson from our BB&T Leadership Institute.

Finally, we introduce a new series, Profiles in Leadership, highlighting leaders who are bringing positive change to our own country and beyond. Our chairman and CEO, Kelly King, has been on a mission to interview these leaders and share their insights and organizations with our clients and associates. Our first article gives you a rundown of the interview with Ron Clark, who developed a values-based approach to creating excellence in the classroom.

We hope this issue of BB&T Perspectives helps you take a break from everyday distractions and encourages you to find a little time for yourself during this busy month.

Ralph Borrello
Manager, Wealth Division