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PriorityOne promotes officers




PriorityOne Bank recently announced the promotion of several bank officers. Christine Shoemaker has been promoted to vice president, special programs manager. Shoemaker joined the organization in 1996, and serves in the bank’s Administration Department. She is active in St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, where she serves as secretary. She is also involved in many other community events and activities. She and her husband, Brian, have two children, Brandi and Casey, and one grandchild, Axton.










Ashley Witt has assumed the position of assistant vice president-assistant controller. Witt, who joined PriorityOne Bank in 2008, previously served in the bank’s Administration Department as assistant controller. In addition to being a CPA, Witt holds a BSBA with an emphasis in accounting and a masters of public accountancy from the University of Southern Mississippi. Ashley and her husband, Chuck, have two children, Aubrie and Ayden.

Laura Williamson has been promoted to vice president-loan operations manager. Williamson has been with PriorityOne Bank since 1983 and previously served in positions such as teller, bookkeeper and Loan Department supervisor before being promoted to her current position. Williamson holds an AA degree from Jones County Junior College and has completed several banking courses throughout her time at the bank. Williamson is an active member of Corinth Baptist Church where she serves on the Youth Committee. Williamson and her husband, Keith, have two children, Tyler and Kadee.

Contina Graves has been promoted to assistant vice president-loan operations supervisor. Graves was employed by the bank in 2006 and has served in numerous positions, both in the Collins location and Magee. Graves holds an associate’s degree in business and office technology and is actively pursuing her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in management. Graves has served as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 10 years and actively participates in the bank’s Teach Children to Save program. Graves is also a member of Point Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, is a member of the choir and Sunday School secretary. Graves and her husband, Joseph, have two children, Kyeosha and Kyeasha.

Martha Vance was promoted to assistant vice president-branch officer. Vance has been with PriorityOne Bank since 2001 and previously served as assistant vice president-branch officer. Vance and her husband, Bobby, have two children, Michael and Bobby Patrick.

In addition to these promotions, Carrie Eason was named vice president-retail sales manager, Whitney Barnes was named marketing and advertising officer, and Chester White was named chief lending officer.



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