Quincy Miller banking on equity

Milton resident Quincy Miller, president of Eastern Bank.

(Photo by Jared Charney for The Wall Street Journal.)

When Quincy Miller graduated from Lafayette College in 1997, the standout wide receiver was encouraged to try free agency for the National Football League.

Miller was also offered a job with M&T Bank to become an assistant branch manager.

He took the bank job, making more in that first job than his mother, a single parent with a disability, made in any year working at the K-Mart Family Restaurant.

Today Miller is the president of Eastern Bank and enjoys watching the NFL on television.

“Like a lot of kids, I wanted to be an NFL player. I decided to become a banker instead. I think it turned out pretty darn good,” he said.

Ironically, Miller points out that if his two daughters, Taya and Kyla, who attend the Milton Public Schools, had a similar choice, he would encourage them to shoot for their dreams.

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