Rosilyn Houston couldn't have known it at the time, but the year she spent caring for her toddler son while he underwent treatment for leukemia would have a profound impact on the trajectory of her career.

Houston has spent most of her career in banking, having started out as a teller. But her family crisis hit a few years after she had left the former Compass Bank for a stint at a nonprofit.

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