Transplanted Texan, Football Fanatic, Travel Bug
Trader, Data/Systems Analyst
Payne Wealth Partners
601 N Cross Pointe Blvd.
(812) 477-6221 office
(812) 602-6318 direct
(812) 477-0417 fax
You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the girl.
It might be a cliché, but it holds an element of truth for Samantha Whitcomb. In a way, it’s not surprising that Samantha chose Evansville as her adopted hometown. When she came to the University of Evansville in 2009, she found a community very similar in size and attitude to the one in which she had grown up just outside of Houston, Texas. It was at UE that she began to spread her wings, spending a semester abroad at UE’s British campus, Harlaxton College; the experience created a love for travel, and she does so as often as her work schedule will allow.
With Samantha’s Applied Mathematics degree, she developed a set of very strong analytic skills and focused attention to detail that she brings to client services at Payne Wealth Partners. Her problem solving and critical thinking skills provide an ability to quickly and effectively create solutions while considering numerous scenarios and potential roadblocks. As a Trader, Data/Systems Analyst, she keeps client portfolios set up in order to efficiently trade on a very large scale throughout the firm. She also actively implements and manages workflows for all team members, processes and maintains all client billing, and manages the data flow through multiple software systems in order for clients to have the most accurate and up-to-date information readily accessible.
As an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, Samantha devotes a portion of her free time to working with the collegians as the chapter’s New Member Advisor and with the alumnae in their community service projects. Sam is also a Big Sister with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ohio Valley, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. She has developed a huge passion for this organization and is a tremendous advocate for the vision that all children achieve success in life. Sam is a board member of the Rotaract Club of Evansville as the Fundraising co-chair, planning the club’s annual fundraising event, Fiesta Night. As if that wasn’t enough, Samantha also regularly attends events held by the Chamber’s Young Professional Alliance and by the United Way’s Young Leaders United. And last but certainly not least, when the NFL regular season rolls around, she monitors her fantasy football team very closely. “Since I’m a huge Texans fan, I spend a lot of the season disappointed,” she says.
A typical weekend for me really depends on the season. During Spring and Summer, I try my hardest to travel since the chance of bad weather interfering with my plans is lower than in the winter. After college it seems like everyone disperses all over the country, so taking time to visit friends is really important to me. With my community involvement, I do spend a lot of weekends volunteering or trying to take my Little to see something in the area she hasn’t been able to experience before. There are so many things going on in Evansville when the weather is nice, and I love being social, so you’ll usually be able to find me out and about. Once football season rolls around though, my weekends are spent trash talking in my family’s Fantasy Football league, trying to keep my #1 spot, watching a marathon of games every Sunday.
“On the first day of classes my freshman year of college, one of my friends and I had the same Spanish class first thing in the morning. He told me he’d already checked what classroom it’d be in, and we could meet somewhere and walk there together. We get to the classroom, sat down in a couple empty seats, and waited for the professor to show up. He came in, turned on his computer and started speaking to us in Spanish. We were a little intimidated at how quickly he was speaking, but we just thought he was going to be a tough professor. The PowerPoint finally popped up on the screen, and we noticed it was a 400-level class. We were enrolled in Spanish 211. Needless to say, we quickly realized we were in the wrong classroom and had to ask where we were supposed to go, making us pretty late for our first class.”
Samantha’s attention to detail and strong analytical skills make her a great addition to our investment team.