Melinda Winchester named Private Banking Relationship Associate


Melinda Winchester has joined the team of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company as Private Banking Relationship Associate.

Winchester has an MBA from the University of Phoenix, and is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Historic Preservation. At SEMO she was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is an Alumni Member of Sigma Pi Kappa Preservation Honor Society.

Most recently Winchester was Downtown Development Specialist and Paducah Main Street Director for the City of Paducah. She has also worked in Cape Girardeau, Missouri with Lafser & Associates, a consulting firm out of St. Louis as Director of Historic Preservation. She and her husband now live in Livingston County where they own a Heritage Farm.

As a volunteer, she was helped with the Save the Columbia Theatre project and supports all downtown revitalization efforts.

“We are excited to welcome Melinda Winchester to the Wealth Management team at Paducah Bank," says Barry Smith, Director of Wealth Management. “Melinda exemplifies the type of talented and professional individual we are committed to bringing to Paducah Bank in order to serve our clients at the highest level.  Her experience working with business owners and her commitment to the betterment of our community make her a great fit for our organization.”

Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally-owned bank with locations in the city and county.  The Bank has six locations throughout the community and employs 135 people. Paducah Bank is currently the top small business lender and the top mortgage lender in Paducah/McCracken County.  Paducah Bank was named the Best Place to Work in Kentucky among medium-sized companies in 2006.  In 2008, Paducah Bank was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s Top 15 Small Workplaces.  Paducah Bank was named Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, the Bank was the only Kentucky bank recognized for the effective use of social media by the Independent Community Bankers of America