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Community Trust Bank announces promotions

Buddy Bishop

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2018) — Ricky Sparkman, south central region president of Community Trust Bank, has made the following promotions.

Charles “Buddy” Bishop has ben named a vice president, commercial loan officer in the Middlesboro market.

Bishop’s responsibilities include providing commercial lending options to new and existing client relationships by offering financial solutions to individuals and businesses in Middlesboro and adjacent counties in Kentucky and Tennessee.  His office is located at 1918 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro.

Bishop has been in banking for more than 25 years. He has held positions as a loan review officer, loan compliance officer, lender, commercial lender, commercial loan administrator, SBA loan officer, and most recently as a senior vice president / senior loan officer.

Bishop graduated from Pineville High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, investment finance, from Eastern Kentucky University.  He completed the Kentucky General School of Banking, ABA Graduate School of Banking at Colorado, ABA National Compliance School, and the ABA National Graduate School of Compliance Management.

Bishop is a trustee at Our Father’s House Church in Pineville, member of Three Corners Trail Committee, Treasurer of Kentucky Mountain Laurel Foundation Inc., past general chair of Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville, past board member of the Bell County Chamber of Commerce and served on the board of directors of Henderson Settlement for six years. He lives in Pineville.

Ethel Sparks

Sparks promoted to Pineville branch manager

Ethel Sparks has been promoted to the position of Pineville branch manager.

Sparks has worked for Community Trust Bank for over 24 years.  She previously worked at Community Trust as a proof operator, a teller, head teller and executive secretary. Her duties as branch manager include providing consumer, residential and commercial lending options to new and existing client relationships, overseeing the daily operations of the branch office, and calling on existing and prospective clients to develop new business and to retain and expand existing business. Her office is located at 11792 US Highway 25 East in Pineville, Ky.

Sparks graduated from Middlesboro High School. She participates in charitable events such as March of Dimes and Relay for Life.  She has won first place several years running in the Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival Decorating Contest. She recently led the Pride Litter Pick Up and Repair Affair events for the Middlesboro market. She lives in Middlesboro.

Rebecca Hensley

Hensley named Middlesboro branch manager

Assistant Vice President Rebecca Hensley has been named the Middlesboro main branch manager.

Hensley has worked for Community Trust Bank for over 10 years and has more than 22 years of banking experience. Her duties as branch manager include providing consumer, residential, and commercial lending options to new and existing client relationships, overseeing the daily operations of the branch office, and calling on existing and prospective clients to develop new business and to retain and expand existing business. Her office is located at 1918 Cumberland Avenue in downtown Middlesboro.

Hensley graduated from Middlesboro High School and attended Southeast Kentucky Community Technical College. She is active in supporting the March of Dimes, Relay For Life and the Bell County Repair Affair charity organizations.  She lives in Middlesboro.

Nicole Hall

Hall promoted to commercial lending assistant in Middlesboro

Nicole Lynn Hall has been promoted to the position of commercial lending assistant in the Middlesboro market.

Hall’s responsibilities include assisting commercial lenders with preparing loans for booking  and processing, secretarial duties, along with other department duties. Her office is located at 1918 Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro.

Hall has been with Community Trust Bank for more than six years.  Her previous positions at Community Trust were as a teller and a CSR.

Hall graduated from Bell County High School in Pineville, Ky. She earned an associate’s degree in science from Southeast Community College in Middlesboro, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting and management from Union College in Barboursville, Ky. She earned a master’s degree of business administration, with a concentration in human resource management, from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.

Hall is an active yearly participant with Repair Affair in 2017 and 2018 and with Relay for Life.  She lives in Middlesboro.

Robin McAllister

McAllister promoted to executive secretary in Middlesboro

Robin McAllister has been promoted to the position of executive secretary in Middlesboro.

McAllister’s responsibilities include handling confidential matters for the Middlesboro market president, working on correspondence and reports and ensuring that all actions performed are in compliance with government regulations and organizational policies and procedures. Her office is located at 1918 Cumberland Avenue in Middlesboro.

McAllister has been with Community Trust for more than 19 years. She has worked at Community Trust Bank as a teller, at Community Trust and Investment Company as a trust relationship administrator, and at Community Trust Financial Services as a client services associate.

McAllister graduated from Utica High School in Utica, Mich. She participates in Relay for Life  and in the Bell County Repair Affair as part of Community Trust Bank’s team.  McAllister lives in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.