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Cornerstone Bank Promotes Davis, Fitzgerald, Joyner and Ambrose


Cornerstone Bank Announces Promotions

Denise Davis, Jim Fitzgerald and Vicki Joyner are named Assistant Vice President and Jennifer Ambrose is promoted to Assistant Secretary.

Wilson, N.C. May 15, 2017—Cornerstone Bank (the “Bank”), a subsidiary of CB Financial (the “Company” OTC-QB: CBFA), recently promoted Denise Davis, Jim Fitzgerald and Vicki Joyner to assistant vice president and Jennifer Ambrose to assistant secretary, shared Mark A. Holmes, president.

“These individuals serve the Bank and our customers at a high level,” Holmes said. “These promotions recognize their commitment and hard work. It is a pleasure to work with them and to share their success.”

Davis came to Cornerstone in 2002 as a business and retail loan processor and served as a business services assistant before assuming her current role as loan operations manager in 2016. She began her banking career at BB&T and has almost 20 years of experience in the banking industry. She is a graduate of Meredith College, having received her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. A lifelong resident, she and her family still enjoy living in Wilson.

With more than 24 years of banking experience, Fitzgerald serves as Cornerstone’s Bank Secrecy Act officer. He joined Cornerstone in 2010 after having worked at both BB&T and RBC Centura. He holds certifications as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Fraud Examiner. A lifelong Wilsonian, he is active in the community, serving as vice president and treasurer of the Wilson Arts Council, as the lieutenant governor for the Carolinas District of Kiwanis International, and as treasurer of the Wilson County Historical Association. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in communications. He, along with his family, continues to call Wilson home.

In 2008, Joyner came to Cornerstone from the State Employee’s Credit Union where she was a teller. Since then, she has served in roles of increasing responsibility, as both a head teller and a customer service assistant, and beginning in 2015 as branch operations manager, the role she has today. A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, she is a graduate of Rosewood High School in Goldsboro. She and her family live in Rocky Mount.

Ambrose began working at Cornerstone in 2008. She served as a customer service assistant before assuming her current role as an operations and accounting representative in 2011. A native of Spring Hope, North Carolina, she graduated from Southern Nash High School in Bailey. She and her family live in Rocky Mount.


Cornerstone Bank President Mark Holmes Joined the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Last Week for a Meeting with President Trump

Cornerstone Bank President Mark A. Holmes

White House meeting focuses on regulatory relief to ‘Make Community Banking Great Again’

Washington, D.C. May 8, 2017— Mark A. Holmes, president of Cornerstone Bank, a subsidiary of CB Financial (OTC-QB: CBFA), in Wilson, North Carolina joined more than 100 community bankers and the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) last week for a meeting with President Donald Trump and other top administration officials at the White House as part of the 2017 ICBA Capital Summit. In the meeting with President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, NEC Director Gary Cohn and Small Business Administration Chief Linda McMahon, Trump said the administration is focused on addressing regulatory burdens to help community banks lend to small businesses.

“I was deeply honored to be invited to represent Cornerstone Bank at this historic meeting, where the president reiterated his support for community banking,” said Holmes. “It was a pleasure to be in Washington to advocate on behalf of our industry so we can continue to serve our community and be a powerful job creator and economic engine right here in Wilson.”

During the meeting, community bankers presented President Trump with a red “Make Community Banking Great Again” cap. In attendance at the meeting were community bankers from ICBA’s Executive Committee, board of directors, Federal Delegate Board, and policy committees.

More than 1,000 community bankers were in Washington for ICBA’s Capital Summit to discuss critical issues facing community banks and their communities, such as excessive regulatory burdens that affect their ability to serve their customers, make loans and create jobs. The industry’s solution to the regulatory burden problem — ICBA's Plan for Prosperity — is a pro-growth platform to eliminate onerous and unnecessary regulatory burdens that inhibit lending and innovation.

The summit featured meetings with policymakers, remarks from speakers such as Secretary Mnuchin and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), and the first-ever ICBA Future of Banking Symposium, which offered insights into the future of the rapidly changing community banking industry.

“The nation’s community banks are dedicated to fostering local economic and job growth by serving the consumers and small businesses in their communities,” said ICBA Chairman Scott Heitkamp, president and CEO of ValueBank Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas. “Unfortunately, one-size-fits-all regulations are preventing community banks from lending and promoting prosperity at the local level. ICBA looks forward to continuing to work with President Trump, his administration and Congress to advance common-sense reforms that will help unleash the economic power of community banks.”

More information about ICBA’s Capital Summit, Future of Banking Symposium, and Plan for Prosperity is available on the ICBA website.


Cornerstone Bank Promotes Robbins and Joyner To Key Roles

Chris Robbins

Michelle F. Joyner  


Robbins was named Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Board of Directors for CB Financial, the parent company of Cornerstone Bank; Joyner was named Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and Controller.

Wilson, NC . . . Cornerstone Bank (the “Bank”), a subsidiary of CB Financial (the “Company” OTC-QB: CBFA) recently promoted two staff members to executive roles, shared Mark Holmes, president. Chris Robbins, who has served Cornerstone Bank since late 2014 as executive vice president and chief credit officer, a role he will continue, was named chief executive officer and elected to serve on the Company’s board of directors. Michelle F. Joyner, who has served the Bank since 2002 in several roles including assistant controller, compliance and audit officer, internal auditor and risk officer, was named senior vice president, and chief operations officer and controller.

“Chris and Michelle have been critical to our success over the past several years,” Holmes said. “It took a lot of hard work, difficult decisions had to be made, and at times it seemed we were not making as much progress as we would like, but through it all Chris and Michelle kept their heads down and simply got the job done. They are important to Cornerstone Bank and to our future success. Their new positions are well-deserved.”

Robbins brings to the role more than two decades of financial services experience, including expertise in lending and credit. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, he formerly served as executive vice president and chief credit officer at the little bank in Greenville, North Carolina. Prior to that, he was with RBC Centura (now PNC) in Rocky Mount, and worked with both BB&T and Southern Bank & Trust Company.

On serving as CEO and on the board of directors, Robbins said, “I am pleased to have been asked to serve in this role and will serve our customers, shareholders and this community to the best of my ability. We have come a long way over the past several years to becoming the community bank Wilson needs and deserves. We believe there are good times ahead as we continue to set ourselves apart in this community.”

Holmes will continue as president and has taken on the role of chief financial officer following the recent loss of Dora Kicklighter who had served in that position for 17 years. “Dora is missed,” Holmes shared, “Both personally and professionally. Since accounting is my background, taking on these responsibilities as Chris becomes CEO, plays to our respective strengths.”

Joyner, a Wilson native, has fifteen years of industry experience. She received her bachelor’s degree in financial management from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. She and her family live in Wilson.

“I am pleased to serve Cornerstone Bank as chief operations officer and controller,” said Joyner. “And, I am excited to be a part of the team that will continue to move Cornerstone forward here in Wilson, a place that is very special to me.”

Cornerstone opened its doors in 2000 to serve the community banking needs of the City of Wilson, Wilson County, and the surrounding area. Cornerstone operates from a main office location at 3710 Nash Street North in Wilson.



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