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Bethany Slomski

Bethany Slomski

Women's Leadership Council

Bethany Slomski

Vice President, Compliance Advisor

Bethany Slomski, Director Assistant General Counsel, joined Exeter Finance LLC in 2018. She has a broad legal and compliance experience in the financial services sector, spanning both mortgage and auto finance, including representing fintech, public, private, and start-up organizations.

My Areas of Expertise: i.e. strategy, marketing, team building, executive management?
Regulatory Compliance, Regulatory Examinations, Strategic Advisory

Areas of expertise upon which I would like to continue learning.
Auto Finance

What three keywords best describe you?
Enthusiastic, Insatiable learner

Personal Motto:
Listen to understand, not merely to reply

What are you passionate about?
Learning (particularly in the regulatory compliance space) and Leadership (paving the way and lending a hand to other women)

What is something interesting about you that members might not know?
I love to run and am a 10 time marathoner.

Who has been a role model for you?
My biggest role model is my mother, Nancy. Though she is not in the financial services sector- she has been my biggest advocate and sounding board throughout my career.

What are you most proud of?
Being "Mama" to my sons Jay (3) and Wrigley the Chiweenie dog (5).

a. What would you say are the key success factors for a mentoring relationship?
1) Clear goals/roles- Establish what both parties are seeking from relationship (career goals, situational navigation) and what the mentee is seeking (someone to listen v. solution-driven approach).
2) Engagement/Commitment- Ensure both parties have time to engage and commit.
3) Openness- Ability to approach from a different perspective/ability to be vulnerable about areas of opportunity.

b. What advice would you give yourself as a young executive?
Learn to embrace change and create in the absence of clarity. Lean into the pivot or change in direction. Learning to move with your organization is a valuable skill set.

c. What do you know now that you wish you knew when you started your career?
It's "ok" (and actually healthy) to have a work-life balance.

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