The Community State Bank takes great pleasure in announcing the following promotions.
Jennifer Bailey to Vice President/ BSA/ Compliance Officer
Jennifer began her career at The Community State Bank in 2001. She has served in many different capacities of the bank such as the teller line, loan support, consumer loan processor, real estate loan processor, credit administration officer, and lending compliance officer. Jennifer holds an associate degree from CASC, has attended the ABA Intermediate Compliance School, and is currently attending the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI. Jennifer makes her home in Poteau with her husband Michael and children, Kylie and Dillion.
Katy Upton to Assistant Vice President/ Business Relationship Specialist
Katy Upton will be stepping into a new position at The Community State Bank as the AVP/ Business Relationship Specialist. Katy will be available to work with our business customers to ensure all their banking needs are met. Katy joined the bank in 2011, with 5 years banking experience from Fort Gibson State Bank. She was formerly the Branch Manager at our Wal-Mart Branch and was named the Employee of the Year in 2014. Katy attended NSU and currently resides in Panama with husband Manuel and their two sons, Caleb and Seth.
BJ Johnson to Assistant Vice President/ Loan Officer
BJ came to our bank in December 2007 and served as the Wal-Mart Branch Manager for several years. BJ moved to the main bank in 2011 as the consumer lending officer. While he now deals primarily with consumer and commercial lending, he is available to help with all your lending needs. BJ previously served two terms as a Poteau City Councilman and makes his home in Poteau. He is married to Sara and they have two daughters, Emma and Cate.
Jena Branstetter to Assistant Vice President/ Credit Administrator
Jena started with TCSB as a part time CSR at our Wal-Mart Branch. She has served our customers in numerous areas of the bank such as teller at our Wister Branch and Main Bank, loan support, administrative assistant to the credit administrator, and then promoted to credit administrator in 2018. Jena is a graduate of OBA Compliance School and attended CASC. She is married to Taylor and they have two children, Jett and Jayde.
Brent Spencer to Loan Officer
Brent has served our customers as the lender in Spiro since 2015. Before that, Brent worked at several of our branches in the teller line, new accounts department, loan processing, and real estate lender. He is a graduate of CASC and The Texas Auction Academy. In 2011, Brent was involved in Leadership LeFlore County. Brent makes his home in Greenwood with his wife Shirae and their two boys, Parker and Rory.
Taylor Branstetter to Loan Officer
Taylor Branstetter has been a lender with The Community State Bank for almost seven years. He began his lending career at our Wister Branch and then moved to our newly constructed Wilburton Branch in 2017. Taylor is a graduate of The Texas Auction Academy and attended Bacone College. In 2016, he was named the Employee of the Year by his peers. He makes his home in Poteau with his wife Jena and their children, Jett and Jayde.