LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Paducah Bank opened a Louisville office on September 13 at Hurstbourne Park. Christy Jarboe, Louisville Metro Government Economic Development manager, presented a welcome proclamation on behalf of the city of Louisville. This is the first location outside McCracken County in the bank’s 70-year history. Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) ambassadors were on hand for the official ribbon cutting.
Paducah Bank is a sponsor of Louisville’s Paws with Purpose and the bank’s sponsored service dog, Walker, was on site to welcome guests. The bank made a $5,000 donation to Paws with Purpose at the bank’s board meeting held earlier in the day at the Marriott East. Paducah Bank’s WOW Wagon! ice cream truck was also on site to provide cool refreshments to visitors during the grand opening.
“Diana Quesada, our Louisville office Senior Commercial Relationship manager, has been serving the lending needs of clients in the Louisville market for almost a year now and has created many strong partnerships in this dynamic community,” said Mardie Herndon, president of Paducah Bank. “Now we are very pleased to have a physical presence in Louisville where we can further support our clients in a beautiful and convenient setting. We are excited to serve one of Kentucky’s most progressive business communities.”
Quesada has more than 30 years of banking experience with an emphasis on commercial lending. Her experience includes non-traditional lending, problem loan administration, credit analysis, and a variety of other financial management roles. Quesada is a member of the Paws with Purpose Board, the YMCA of Greater Louisville Norton Commons Branch Board and the University of Louisville Executive Women’s Alumni Board.
“I have been a part of this wonderful city for many years, and I am very energized by my new association with Paducah Bank,” added Quesada. “Paducah Bank has a very special culture that I have rarely found in the world of banking and finance. In 2006, Paducah Bank was chosen at the Best Place to Work in Kentucky among mid-sized companies. That comes as no surprise to me. My year-long partnership with this exceptional group of people has been inspirational. Their corporate culture is unequaled in terms of quality people, competitive products, and a mission-centered philosophy. I am anxious to share that with businesses and professionals in my hometown. I think Louisville business professionals are going to be WOWed!”
Jim Heider is vice president, Senior Commercial Relationship manager. Heider previously served as Regional Market manager for Treasury Management Services and Corporate/Institutional Banking manager for PNC. Heider is a Permanent Certified Cash manager and holds a BBA in Finance from Florida International University. He actively volunteers with the local Veteran’s Administration and was a member of the 2010 Leadership Louisville class.
Felisha Dowdy is Paducah Bank’s assistant vice president, Senior Community Banking & Treasury Management Relationship manager. Dowdy has more than 20 years of banking experience in the areas of retail, commercial, treasury management, and private Banking. Dowdy is chair-elect of the Gilda’s Night event for Gilda’s Club of Louisville and served on the Planning Committee of the American Heart Association Heart Ball. Dowdy is a past vice president of the Highland Commerce Guild and a past board member of the St. Matthews Business Association and the North East Louisville Business Association.
The new Paducah Bank is located on the ground floor of Hurstbourne Park at 9200 Shelbyville Road, Suite 101. The phone number is 502.690.8WOW (8969).