Phillip McDowell

Profile Updated: February 9, 2017
Phillip McDowell
Residing In: Jacksonville, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: Jan McDowell
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Retired - Sr. Project Consultant with NetBank, Inc.
Children: Ryan, born 1984 - U of Florida Graduate
Sara, born 1985 - BS Biology, Florida Southern College More…Grad; Masters Public Health, University of North Florida
Yes! Attending Reunion
- how long have you, or did you, work for the bank, and in what area(s)

Worked for Wachovia from Feb 1985 until Aug 1988. Came to Wachovia from Atlantic National Bank in Jacksonville, Fl. Incidentally, Atlantic was First Union's first acquisition in Florida. Initially was hired into the Internal Controls team of the Control Department in Winston-Salem. Then became Assistant Manager of the Commercial Loan Accounting area.

My wife took a job with her family's business so we moved back to Jacksonville in '88. I was able to get a job with Barnett Bank in Jacksonville. Stayed with Barnett for 13 years. Unfortunately my position did not survive the acquisition by NationsBank and subsequent merger with Bank of America.

After a short period of unemployment, NetBank, Inc. hired me into their Project Office. I was a Senior Project Consultant until going out on medical leave in 2005. Once going on permanent disability in 2006 my time with the NetBank organization ceased. NetBank had its own "health" problems related to the home mortgage loan bubble and ceased operations as a result.

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Oct 05, 2021 at 5:01 PM

Posted on: Oct 05, 2021 at 10:22 AM

Hi, Julia!

This is Phillip McDowell. I worked in Commercial Loan Ops with Fordham and Cartner.

I don’t remember the circumstances but we had lots of laughs with “Who shot JR?”.

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Hi, Meb. Hope you had a great day of birthday celebration!

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Apr 18, 2018 at 1:09 PM

Happy Birthday, Young Man! Hope you are having a great day and wishing you many more birthdays to come.

Jan 31, 2018 at 9:57 PM

Hello Mebane, Hope all is well with you. Glad to see you made it to retirement. If you ever find your way passing through Jacksonville, FL, please call. Would enjoy catching up with you.

Take care...Phillip McDowell

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Feb 09, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Hi Matin, Hopefully you remember me from our days at Barnett Bank. I am still in Jacksonville, FL but have retired from the working world. Occasionally I have lunch with Murray Spector. Every time we get together he asks if I have been in contact with you. I guess he remembers we are fellow NC State alums.

Hope all is well.

Take care...Phillip McDowell

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Apr 20, 2016 at 4:33 PM

Back in the mid-1980's a short-term project turned into a full-time position for me in Commercial Loan Operations of the Control Department where I worked with Jim Fordham, Jim Cartner, and Susan Payne.  They always spoke of Mr. Myers in glowing terms.  He stopped by the office occasionally to his former department colleagues which is where I had the good fortune of meeting him.

Although we never worked together, he still shared some of himself with me.  He was always kind, genuinely interested in knowing me and what I was working on.  As many have posted on this blog, Bob Myers was a real gentleman and exemplified what we learned about being a Wachovian.  

My prayers go out to his family.




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