Clear Mountain Bank has announced that Chase Thomas has been promoted to the position of controller. In his position, Thomas will oversee the bank’s primary accounting functions, as well as the financial analysis for the bank.
Thomas began his career with Clear Mountain Bank as a credit analysis intern in 2013 and entered the bank’s management trainee program. He has served in various capacities during his career at Clear Mountain Bank, including most recently holding the position of associate accountant.
“Chase will be a vital part of the finance department and his excellent analytical skills will help guide the bank’s financial decisions to allow us to continue to grow and provide high quality products and services to our customers,” states Jeffrey Smith, Chief Financial Officer for Clear Mountain Bank.
Thomas is a graduate of West Virginia University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. He is currently in the process of obtaining his MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
“We are pleased to be able to promote Chase to the position of controller,” said David M. Thomas, Clear Mountain Bank’s president and CEO. “Chase is bright and energetic, and he is truly passionate about community banking. This promotion is well-deserved, and I know that he will continue to serve the bank well in his new role.”
In addition to his career in finance and banking, Thomas is active in the Future Leaders Council of the West Virginia Banker’s Association (WVBA) and participated in the Emerging Leaders Program through the WVBA. He is also active in Community Bankers of West Virginia (CMWV) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), through which he is a licensed CPA.
Clear Mountain Bank is a locally-owned and managed community bank serving north-central West Virginia and western Maryland. Clear Mountain Bank offers a comprehensive array of banking services. The company is a leader in providing electronic banking services, including mobile banking and remote deposit. Additional information is available at www.clearmountainbank.com.