Vanda Brown has been promoted to the position of Corporate Support Officer. A member of the CNB family since January 2018, Vanda has excelled in her position as Executive Assistant in the Bank’s Executive Suite of offices. In addition to these responsibilities, she has played an instrumental role in the training of employees for the Bank’s Trax system as well as logistics for the Bank’s annual employee meeting. She has also been recognized as a High Performance award recipient four times.
As Corporate Support Officer, Vanda is responsible for managing the day to day operation of the Executive Suite, managing calendars and tasks assigned by Bank President Hampton Thames, Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Stringer, and Chief Operating Officer Shane Callahan. She is also responsible for preparing meeting materials, and minutes for various meetings, preparing administrative reports, handling sensitive customer issues, representing the Corporate division on monthly HR calls, and providing back-up support for the Bank’s CEO Assistant. Vanda is currently serving as the Project Coordinator for the Bank’s core conversion project in which the Bankway software system will be converting to FIS’s Horizon system later in 2023.
Having grown up in Star, MS, Vanda began her career at Skytel in Jackson, MS, which was later acquired by Worldcom, and transferred to their St. Louis, Missouri office as an Account Executive during her employment with the company. Several years later, when she and her husband relocated to McKenzie, Tennessee with his job, she was hired by Farmers and Merchants Bank where she held a variety of positions such as a CSR, Personal Banker, and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining the CNB team, Vanda served as the Business Manager for the Greenwood Tourism Commission, and Vanda said that she and her husband, Joseph, have always had a goal of getting back home to Mississippi.
Their daughter is Kaylee is 17 years old and attends Lamar High School, where she plays on the school’s volleyball team and recently committed to playing at the Mississippi University for Women. Their son, Cole, is a freshman at Meridian Community College.
Congratulations, Vanda, on this well-deserved promotion!