Meridian Region Promotions

Published: April 15, 2022

John Northam joined the Bank in December 2009 in the Bank’s Accounting Department, and has received numerous promotions over the course of his career. He was promoted to the position of a Finance Specialist in January 2011, and joined the Bank’s Credit Administration Department in June 2012 as a Credit Analyst. In June 2014, he was promoted to the position of Credit Analyst Manager, and served in that capacity until he was promoted to a Relationship Banker for the Meridian Region.

He received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Liberty University in 2002 and his Master’s of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 2009. John is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at LSU and will graduate in May of this year. He is also a 2016 graduate of the Leadership Lauderdale program.

His community involvement includes serving as Treasurer for the Meridian Museum of Art and Love’s Kitchen. He is also a Past President of the Meridian Civitan Club and assisted with fundraising for the Mississippi Children’s Museum in Meridian during their capital campaign.

John and his wife, Jenn, are members of Central United Methodist Church and have one son and one daughter:  Frances is 6, and John Melton is 3.

Neil Henry commented as follows: “John is one of the most seasoned lenders in our market, and we are very proud of him. He is very deserving of this promotion which he has earned through hard work and dedication. He is a true relationship builder and loves to utilize his unique skillset to add value to the commercial customers that he serves and to help them be more profitable,” Neil added.

With 11 years of banking experience, Tyler Covington joined Citizens National as a Personal Banker in March 2013, and was promoted to the position of a Credit Analyst in the Bank’s Credit Administration Department in May 2015. Since July 2016, he has served as a Relationship Banker in the Bank’s Meridian Region.

Neil Henry, CNB’s Meridian Regional President, recently commented as follows: “Tyler delivers excellent customer service in our Meridian market. He is very diligent with any task he is given, and his extensive background in credit gives him a huge advantage in terms of analyzing his commercial customers’ financial performance and helping them be as successful as possible.”

A 2012 graduate of Mississippi State University, with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Tyler also received certification through the Barret School of Banking’s Commercial Lender Academy in Memphis in 2019 and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. Active in the community, he serves as President of the MSU Alumni Association for Lauderdale County, as an Ambassador for the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation, and is Treasurer of Wesley House Community Center. He is also a 2016 graduate of Leadership Lauderdale and a former President of the Young Professionals of Meridian.

Tyler and his wife, Amy, are proud parents of three children. Myles is 4, Hayes is 2, and Olivia is 6 months old. Tyler and his wife are members of First Baptist Church in Meridian, where he serves on the Church’s Personnel Committee.

Congratulations John and Tyler on your recent promotions!