Six receive promotions at Williamstown Bank

WILLIAMSTOWN — Six officers have been promoted at Williamstown Bank.

They are:

* Kelly Allen to senior vice president-risk management, audit and compliance.

* Rissa Farrar to auditor.

* Jennifer Seckman to customer relationship officer.

* Alexandria Flowers to customer relationship officer.

* Hannah Beha to operations officer.

* Rebecca Judy to assistant manager-Parkersburg office.

Allen is a veteran of 28 years with Williamstown Bank, having held many part-time and full-time positions in the bank including teller, loan clerk and credit analyst. Since 2009, she has been responsible for the oversight of all audit and compliance activities, Bank Secrecy Act compliance, as well as recently serving as the information security/technology officer, bank security officer and providing oversight to the overall risk management of the bank.

Allen is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid Ohio Valley and is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking. She participates and helps organize bank service efforts, including charity drives, community picnic, Relay for Life, the Partnership in Education with Williamstown Elementary and was a key participant in the bank’s flood relief effort in 2015.

Farrar has about 20 years of banking experience. Her career at Williamstown Bank began in 2001 as a teller.

Her roles at the Bank have included teller, receptionist, teller supervisor of both office locations, proof operator assistant, bookkeeping, and internal auditor assistant. Farrar graduated from the West Virginia School of Banking in 2012 and is the chair of the bank’s activities’ committee, which is responsible for organizing events to benefit local charities including all the local humane societies, the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia, the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and the bank’s Rainy Day Christmas Fund.

Seckman began at Williamstown Bank as a teller in 2008. She became an administrative assistant in loans in 2011, gaining valuable knowledge in lending and also serves as a mortgage loan processor.

She completed the West Virginia School of Banking in 2017 and is a member of the Community Bankers of West Virginia Leadership Development Group. Seckman is involved with the children’s programs at Williams Creek Baptist Church, volunteers at Marietta Memorial Hospital, and participates in other community events such as Relay for Life and Partners in Education. She resides in Vienna with her husband, Michael, of 39 years, and has a daughter, Laura, who resides in Parkersburg.

Flowers began working for Williamstown Bank as a part time teller in 2015. Since then, she has had various duties at the bank, including marketing, universal banker, loan originator, and now customer relationship officer. Flowers graduated from West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a bachelor’s in business management and marketing.

She has completed consumer lending school and will be attending the West Virginia School of Banking this year. Flowers is an assistant coach for the Williamstown High School varsity volleyball program and enjoys involvement in community events such as Relay for Life, community picnic, charity drives and Habitat for Humanity work days.

Flowers resides in her hometown, Williamstown.

Beha started as a part-time teller in 2013 and has been in various roles at the bank. She began as teller supervisor in 2015, worked in bookkeeping and new accounts, gaining insight as she begins supervisory duties within the operations area of the Bank.

A graduate of Parkersburg South High School and the West Virginia School of Banking in 2017, Beha is involved with the Community Bankers of West Virginia Leadership Development Group and in the Parkersburg Area Jaycees, of which she is the treasurer and board member.

She also has assisted in bank activities in the Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity work days, community picnic and charity drives, among others. Hannah lives in Washington, W.Va., with her husband, Jacob, and two children.

Judy brings 18 years of experience to Williamstown Bank and has served in many roles since starting as a teller in 2001. She served as head teller in the Parkersburg Office and in 2007 began working with new accounts and booking loans.

She began providing oversight to tellers in 2018, and continues to work in Customer Service and Loans. Rebecca attends Faith Gospel Church and has been involved in many bank service activities during her time with Williamstown Bank, including Relay for Life, community picnic, and multiple donation drives for local charities including the Children’s Home Society.

Judy resides in Parkersburg with her husband and two children.

“The bank is fortunate to have a talented group of officers to assume the additional responsibility represented by these promotions,” E.K. Sleeth, president and CEO, said. “The board is pleased to acknowledge the promotion and hard work of all of these officers.”

Williamstown Bank is a $170 million community bank with offices in Williamstown and Parkersburg.