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Clear Mountain Bank Promotes Erin Gatian to Controller

Posted on: March 23rd, 2021

Clear Mountain Bank has announced that Erin Gatian has been promoted to the position of controller. In this position, Gatian will oversee the bank’s primary accounting functions, as well as the financial analysis for the bank.

Gatian began her career with Clear Mountain Bank as an accountant in 2019.

“Erin is a vital part of the finance department and her excellent analytical and finance skills will help guide the bank’s strategic financial decisions to enable us to continue to grow and provide high quality products and services to our customers,” states Jeffrey Smith, Chief Financial Officer for Clear Mountain Bank.

Gatian is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree with a double major in accounting and finance. She also holds her MBA degree from Otterbein University, also in Ohio.

“We are pleased to be able to promote Erin to the position of controller,” said David M. Thomas, Clear Mountain Bank’s president and CEO. “Erin is bright and energetic. This promotion is well-deserved, and I know that she will continue to serve the bank well in her new role.”

In addition to her career in finance and banking, Gatian served as treasurer for the Bruceton Youth Baseball/Softball League and is active at her church. She resides in Bruceton Mills with her family.

Clear Mountain Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank that has been serving North Central West Virginia and western Maryland for more than 125 years. The bank provides a comprehensive array of digital and traditional banking products and services to meet the needs of its personal, business, commercial, mortgage and financial planning customers.

Widely recognized for excellence in financial services, Clear Mountain Bank has consistently earned a 5-star superior rating for financial strength and stability from BauerFinancial and was named as one of the nation’s Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group. Additional information is available at

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