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Vanessa Bryant Named 2017 Emerging Leader by the Kentucky Bankers Association

Vanessa Bryant, Vice President/BSA Officer at United Cumberland Bank, has been selected by the Kentucky Bankers Association (KBA) for its 2017 Emerging Leaders program. The KBA’s Emerging Leaders program is designed to find and develop future financial leaders in Kentucky through specific and comprehensive bank and community related activities.

“The Emerging Leaders program is our way of guiding the next generation of bankers into becoming exceptional leaders,” said Ballard W. Cassady Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of the KBA. “This program is a stepping stone; it not only provides them with experience and engagement among their peers, but it involves them with our organization by giving them a first-hand look at how we work together with our banks on a daily basis to ensure the success of our industry.”

Also selected to the 2017 class of Emerging Leaders are: Chris Findley, First United Bank and Trust Company, Madisonville; Matthew Jeffery Harris, River City Bank, Louisville; Julie C. Moore, First Federal Savings Bank of Kentucky, Frankfort; Benjamin Caudill, Kentucky Bank, Paris; William Lucas Shepherd, The First National Bank of Manchester; Amy Roberts, Heritage Bank, Burlington, KY; James Ayers, Inez Deposit Bank, Inez; Brandon Feltner, Citizens Bank of Kentucky, Paintsville.

“The banking industry is proud to have such strong future leadership to assist in strengthening Kentucky, its communities and its banking industry.”  Debra K. Stamper.  Jim Johnson, President of United Cumberland Bank stated, “we are very proud of Vanessa for being selected to the KBA Emerging Leaders program and we are excited to see her continue to grow in her banking career”.

The KBA, based in Louisville and celebrating its 125th year of serving Kentucky banks and their customers, advocates for its member banks and thrifts at the state and national levels. With legislative, regulatory, legal, compliance and educational support, along with vetted and endorsed products and services, the KBA is an integral part of the financial health of the Commonwealth. Visit for more information, or email Josh Fischer, KBA Director of Communications:

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