Josh Pierson’s passion for banking goes back several generations. His great grandfather Guthrie “Doc” Pierson was President in 1945, just years after City Bank & Trust company was established in 1933. His grandfather Joe Pierson Sr., father Joe Pierson Jr., and great uncle Ed Pierson all served as bank presidents in the years to follow. His late uncle Bobby and his second cousin Jim also worked at City Bank.
“My family has history here,” said Josh. “But it’s not just my family. City Bank has a family atmosphere among all its employees. Everyone has the same goal. We all want to see Natchitoches thrive.”
Josh grew up in Natchitoches. He graduated from Natchitoches Central High School and Northwestern State University where he earned a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. He began working at City Bank as a teller while he was at NSU.
Two weeks after his graduation Josh took a job in the pipeline construction industry and left for Wisconsin. In 2015 he came home. His two children Calan and Camille were school age. Working 12 hour days, Josh felt he needed to be home more for them.
“I had to leave for a long time to realize the value of the small town atmosphere,” he said. “The traveling life I led gave me a different perspective of the town I grew up in.”
Returning to Natchitoches meant returning to City Bank.
“I like the personal attention each customer receives when they come into a branch or even call us on the phone,” said Josh. “We call each customer by name.”
Josh is a member of the Natchitoches Lions Club, the City Housing Authority Board, is a Kappa Sigma alum, and a member of the First United Methodist Church. In his spare time he enjoys bow hunting for Louisiana white tail deer.
But above all, Josh enjoys the work he does at City Bank. “I don’t like seeing people make bad decisions with their money,” he said. For the last few years Josh has taught financial literacy workshops for the Natchitoches Jr. High’s JAG Program where he offers students banking industry information.
“I enjoy giving people advice and helping them make good financial decisions,” he said.
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