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NewBridge Bank Executive to Lead American Heart Association’s Women’s Heart Health Campaign

May 14, 2012

Robin HagerGreensboro, N.C. – Robin Hager, senior executive vice president and chief resource officer of NewBridge Bank, has agreed to lead the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Campaign in Guilford County for 2012-2013. In addition to spearheading the year-round campaign, Hager will serve as the chair for the 2013 Guilford County Go Red For Women Educational Expo and Luncheon. NewBridge Bank is also the Guilford County Go Red For Women Sponsor in both 2012 and 2013.

“Leading the Go Red For Women movement in Guilford County will allow me to combine my personal and professional experience to make a real impact on local women and their circles of influence, whether that be their families, coworkers or friends,” shares Robin Hager. “Go Red for Women is a lifestyle initiative aimed at educating women about their risk factors for heart disease and then empowering them to make changes to their lifestyles for the better.”

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. One in every three women in the U.S.—approximately one woman every minute—loses her life to heart disease. However, 80% of cardiac events in women are preventable. Symbolized by the red dress, Go Red For Women is the American Heart Association’s nationwide, year-round movement focused on combating and preventing heart disease in women.

“The Go Red movement makes me think of my own daughter and 14 nieces. Spearheading this initiative gives me the tools to educate them on their heart health and teach them that the greatest gift they can give themselves – and others – is taking care of their health. As women, many of us are inclined to put others first. When it comes to our health, we have to be more inwardly focused because if we don’t take care of our physical wellbeing, we may not be able to take care of the friends and family we so dearly love and support.”

Hager has been in the banking industry for 28 years, serving in many different roles including operations manager, retail sales manager, and senior vice president of retail bank administration. In her current role as chief resource officer, Hager oversees the nine departments that support overall bank operations for NewBridge Bank. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a B.S. in Business Administration. She is also a recent graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Hager is community-driven. She serves on the Executive Board of the Greensboro Children’s Museum and is a member of the advisory council for the Women to Women Endowment Fund. She is also an active volunteer with the Women’s Resources Center in Greensboro. “My father is my mentor,” says Hager. “He taught me that giving back to the community is a way of life, and that the powerful impact of service can make a tremendous difference in society.”

Robin Hager was raised in Hickory and lives with her husband Michael in Greensboro, where they raised their two children: Brian, a recent Appalachian State University graduate, and Laura, a junior at Lenoir Rhyne University.

Jillian Gibson
1st Vice President, Director of Marketing