City Bank and Trust Company Announces Promotions

City Bank and Trust Company is pleased to announce the promotions of four (4) Bank Officers. These officers have served a combined total of 58 years at City Bank.

“We are so pleased to announce the promotions of Kim Howell, Marla Jones, Josh Pierson and JoAnna Washington to Vice President” said City Bank President and CEO, John E. Ackel. “All four employees are highly knowledgeable in their area of expertise and are committed to providing exceptional customer service while contributing to the bank’s overall success. I know they will continue to be valuable assets to our organization”

Kim Howell:
Kim was born and raised in Provencal, LA. She has been employed with City Bank for 22 years and has held numerous positions within the bank. She is currently a Consumer Loan Officer at the Main Office. Kim is a former member of the Natchitoches Kiwanis Club where she was a 3-year Board Member and received the Kiwanian of the Year award in 2009. She is an active member of Freedom Life Church. Kim is married to Buddy Howell and they have two children, Lindsay Phillips and Dustin Howell. She loves spending time with her family and friends but most of all with her precious grandchildren, Molly Kate, Jake, Olivia and Walker

Marla Jones:
Marla is a lifelong resident of Melrose, LA and has been employed with City Bank since 2004. She began her banking career as a Paying & Receiving Teller and was later promoted to Head Teller. Marla currently serves as the E-Banking Supervisor where she oversees the E-Banking and Bookkeeping Departments. She also coordinates the daily activities of the IT Department and provides operational IT support. Marla volunteers in several organizations in the community and is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Isle Breville. Marla enjoys spending her free time with her daughter, Brielle Antee.

Josh Pierson:
Joshua was born and raised in Natchitoches, LA. He began his career with City Bank working as a teller while earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Northwestern State University. After graduation he became an Office Manager for a pipeline construction contractor based in Houston, TX. He returned to City Bank and for the past five years has been a Loan Officer, currently working at the Main Office. He is a member of the Natchitoches Lions Club, where he serves as President, and is a member of the First United Methodist Church. Josh enjoys hunting and fishing in the great outdoors but most of all likes spending time with his children, Calan and Camille.

JoAnna Washington:
Originally from Opelousas, LA, Joanna has lived in Natchitoches for 19 years. She has been employed with City Bank for 15 Years and has held positions on the frontline and in the Operations Department. Currently she is serving as Branch Administrator and Loan Officer at the University Branch. Joanna earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northwestern State University and later obtained her MBA from Grand Canyon University. She has completed additional leadership, supervisor, deposit and lending courses through the Louisiana Bankers Association. Joanna currently serves as a Board Member for the Natchitoches Area Chamber of Commerce, is an active member of the Natchitoches Rotary Club and is a member of St. John the Baptist Church. She is married to Kevin Washington, Jr. and they are the proud parents of teenage twins, Kaylee and Kevin III.