Melissa Yates has joined the team of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company as Trust Sales Manager.
Yates earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. She was a partner with Denton & Keuler Law Firm for 14 years and most recently served as executive director of the Housing Authority of Paducah.
“I am excited to welcome Melissa to our team,” said Paducah Bank President Mardie Herndon. “As we plan for accelerated growth, ensuring we provide the most capable experts to our clients is the cornerstone of our strategy. Melissa’s addition to our team will strengthen our company and enhance our ability to provide the highest quality Trust and Estate Planning services within our region. The unique and distinct culture of Paducah Bank continues to evolve into a dynamic, client-first operating structure that seeks the most capable talent in our area. Melissa’s addition to the Paducah Bank family is evidence of our desire to not only be the provider of choice, but the employer of choice for the most successful professionals in our market.”
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. In 2015, the Bank was the only Kentucky bank recognized for the effective use of social media by the Independent Community Bankers of America.