David M. Thomas begins as new CEO of Clear Mountain Bank

Posted on: January 5th, 2017

Bruceton Mills, W.Va., January 4, 2017 — David M. Thomas became the new president and chief executive officer of Clear Mountain Bank, effective January 1st.

Thomas’ appointment had been announced by Clear Mountain Bank’s board of directors in October.  Thomas is a brother of the bank’s former president & CEO, the late Brian F. Thomas, and he has served on the bank’s board of directors since 2003.

“I am honored and humbled to begin my new career at Clear Mountain Bank,” said Thomas.  “Under Brian’s leadership and with the hard work and dedication of the entire Clear Mountain team, the bank has grown into one of the strongest and most respected financial institutions in markets we serve.  I look forward to building on that legacy and working with our talented team to take the bank to even greater heights.”

Roger Metheny, who had served as the bank’s interim president and CEO since September, will resume his previous role as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“I would like to thank Roger for serving us extremely well as interim president and CEO,” said Thomas.  “Under his leadership, the bank has remained strong and successful, and on a personal note, he could not have been more helpful in assisting me in my transition to the bank.”

Thomas graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in accounting, with summa cum laude distinction, and received a juris doctor degree from the West Virginia College of Law in 1996.  Thomas formerly served as the managing partner of the Morgantown office of the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm where he practiced in the corporate department specializing in banking law, bankruptcy, commercial transactions and commercial litigation.  During his career, Thomas’ legal practice primarily consisted of representing community banks.

Thomas has received many honors and recognitions during his career, and is active in community organizations.  Thomas has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, the West Virginia Super Lawyers, and the Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in his areas of practice for several consecutive years.  He has twice been named Lawyer of the Year in Morgantown by The Best Lawyers in America in his area of practice, and was named to The State Journal’s Generation Next: 40 Under 40 Class of 2010.  Thomas is a former board president for the Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and previously served on the Greater Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce strategic planning committee.  He currently serves on the board of directors and as secretary for Milan Puskar Health Right, and is on the advisory council for the West Virginia University College of Business & Economics MBA Program.

Thomas is married to Dr. Staci Thomas who is a pediatrician at WVU Cheat Lake Physicians, and they reside in Morgantown with their two children.

About Clear Mountain Bank

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 www.clearmountainbank.com.

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