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Leslie Lester Accepted to WVBA Emerging Leaders Program

Posted on: January 2nd, 2020

Leslie Lester, Mortgage Specialist at Clear Mountain Bank, is among a group of 15 bankers recently nominated and chosen to participate in the West Virginia Bankers Association’s (WVBA) Emerging Leaders Program. WVBA’s Emerging Leaders is a year-long program to develop, strengthen and connect young leaders across the banking industry statewide. Program participants will expand their professional network, gain skills to inspire and motivate people, and learn how to advocate for the changes banks need to better serve their customers.

WVBA schools and programs provide a learning experience that benefits bankers over the course of their career. Upon completion of the school, students have acquired an understanding of their roles as financial services professionals. The faculty of events sponsored by the West Virginia Bankers Association consists of bankers, educators and professional leaders, with excellent teaching credentials and vast experience.

Lester joined Clear Mountain Bank in 2017 and has more than 16 years of experience in the banking industry. She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences. In addition, Lester is a 2006 graduate of the WVBA School of Banking and a member of the 2006 Leadership Monongalia class.

The WVBA offers a variety of quality educational programs to suit all members, from entry level employees through executive management.  Educational programs are offered in a variety of formats to make training as convenient, timely and cost-effective as possible.  Programs feature expert speakers, the latest on critical topics, practical solutions to enhance competitiveness, and the opportunity to connect with other members.

The West Virginia Bankers Association is widely recognized as one of the state’s leading trade associations.  The Association represents the banking industry in matters of communications, government relations, and education and training.  The West Virginia Bankers Association can be found on Facebook @WVBankers or on-line at

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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