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Clear Mountain Bank’s Hayes Named to 40 Under 40 Emerging Community Bank Leaders List

Posted on: June 8th, 2020

Harry Hayes, vice president of mortgage origination at Clear Mountain Bank, has been named to the ICBA “40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders” list for 2020.

The award recognizes the nation’s up-and-coming community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry. 2020 is the second year of the ICBA program, and Hayes is the first banker from the state of West Virginia to be included in the list. Chosen from hundreds of entries, candidates were judged on character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation.

“We’re so proud of Harry for being named to this impressive list of community banking leaders,” said David M. Thomas, president and CEO of Clear Mountain Bank. “He exemplifies what being a great community bank leader is all about, and he certainly deserves this great honor.”

Winners are featured in the June issue of Independent Banker magazine. The full magazine article can be read online at

Hayes has been with Clear Mountain Bank since 2006. He has served as the vice president of mortgage production since 2013 and also chairs the bank’s Millennial Committee.  A native of Kingwood, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in business management from West Virginia University. He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking and holds a Wharton Leadership certificate. He also earned the Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation through the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), and was the first to earn this designation in the state of West Virginia.

He serves on the board of directors for both the Mon Valley Habitat for Humanity and the Preston County Economic Development Authority (PCEDA). In addition, he serves on the Kingwood Volunteer Fire Department finance committee and also served as co-chair of the most recent annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties.

Hayes (NMLS #742939) can be reached at Clear Mountain Bank’s Sabraton office at 1889 Earl Core Road in Morgantown, WV or by phone at 304.284.2265 or email

Clear Mountain Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank serving north-central West Virginia and western Maryland.  Clear Mountain Bank offers a comprehensive array of banking services.  The company is a leader in providing electronic banking services, including mobile banking and remote deposit.  Additional information is available at

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The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at


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