Paducah Bank has named Louisville native Diana Quesada as a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager for the Louisville market. Quesada has lived in the Louisville community for more than 20 years and is a graduate of the University of Louisville.
“Diana has a comprehensive history in a variety of financial-related industries,” said Mardie Herndon, President of Paducah Bank. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and a wide array of expertise to her clients. She has experience in the areas of financial trend analysis, risk mitigation, and credit underwriting and has worked with startups as well as publicly-traded companies. We are looking forward to creating a presence in the Louisville market, and we are confident that Diana will capably represent the Paducah Bank culture of excellence in customer service to her prospective clients in this new endeavor.”
Quesada has more than 30 years of banking experience with an emphasis on commercial lending. Her experience includes non-traditional lending (SBA, USDA, and SSBCI loans), problem loan administration, credit analysis, and a variety of roles within the banking industry. She previously managed a $150 million portfolio incorporating companies located in several states throughout the U.S.
Quesada is a member of the YMCA of Greater Louisville Norton Commons Branch Board and a committee member of the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. She is a past board chair of the National MS Society of Kentucky-SE Indiana. She supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters and served on their Executive Board and Finance Committee and was past Co-Chair of their Hispanic Leadership Council.
Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally-owned bank. The Bank has six locations throughout Paducah and employs 135 people. Paducah Bank is currently the top small business lender, the top mortgage lender and leads in market share 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.