EnerBank’s Neil R. Fellows Named 2020 Corporate Counsel of the Year by Utah Business
February 16, 2020
Mr. Fellows honored for successfully balancing interests of multiple EnerBank stakeholders to find win-win solutions
SALT LAKE CITY – July 16, 2020 – EnerBank USA’s Neil R. Fellows, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, was recognized by Utah Business as a 2020 top corporate counsel. Mr. Fellows was featured along with 15 of Utah’s best corporate counsels in the May issue of the magazine.
Mr. Fellows is known for his ability to successfully balance the interests of multiple EnerBank stakeholders—homeowners, strategic business partners, home improvement contractors, employees, executive leadership and the parent company of the bank. The bank’s board recently promoted Neil to his current position to include the General Counsel title.
“Neil does a tremendous job of finding win-win scenarios that comply with the law in a highly regulated industry,” said Charlie Knadler, President and CEO of EnerBank. “He cares about all the stakeholders, and he looks for ways to solve problems with their needs in mind. It’s a pretty remarkable and valuable skill for the bank. We congratulate him on this honor.”
As the bank’s general counsel and chief compliance officer, Mr. Fellows is a member of the senior management team. He also serves as the corporate secretary of EnerBank. He’s been with the bank since January 2014, and, prior to that, with CMS Energy Corporation, EnerBank’s parent company, for 27 years.
“To best serve EnerBank’s now nearly 1 million borrowers, Neil has supported the bank’s positive and cooperative culture,” added Knadler. “And because Neil understands the needs of the banking world and the home improvement industry, he’s adept at creating collaborative agreements with a diverse range of legal stakeholders including the bank, our loan program sponsors, contractors, and other business partners.”
Mr. Fellows is an exemplar of community volunteerism, serving as a director on the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of Utah. The organization educates Utah’s students in work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. He has served the organization as a board member since 2014. Mr. Fellows also volunteers with People Helping People, an employment program dedicated to helping low-income women and single moms reach their full potential in the workplace.
Mr. Fellows will be honored at the Corporate Counsel Awards hosted by Utah Business magazine on July 16th, 2020.
About EnerBank USA—America’s home improvement lender of choice
EnerBank USA® is the largest specialized home improvement FDIC-insured bank in the country, providing home improvement loans through strategic business partners and independent home improvement contractors. We work hand-in-hand with manufacturers, distributors, franchisors, and major retailers of home improvement, remodeling, and energy-saving products and services. Our mission is to grow contractors’ businesses by increasing leads, boosting close rates, and growing average job size, while helping homeowners fulfill their home improvement dreams. We also make receiving lending approvals and funding requests quick and easy through our Mobile Loan App. We’re America’s home improvement lender of choice. Learn more at enerbank.com.