Melissa Yates, Director of Trust Sales, was invited to serve on a panel at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale at 12:20 p.m. today, October 4, in the SIU Courtroom.
Each year the SIU Career Services Office puts on a series of panels on the different sectors of the legal market. Yates' panel will discuss alternative and non-legal careers.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. Yates was a partner with the Denton Law Firm for 14 years and most recently served as executive director of the Housing Authority of Paducah.
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.