Community National Bank Promotes Five to Senior Vice Presidents

Community National Bank Promotes Five to Senior Vice Presidents
(Back row) Justin Bourgeois and Kelly Paul (Front row) Beth Morin, Jennifer Daigle and Kimico Perry

Derby, VT—Community National Bank (CNB) President and CEO Kathy Austin is proud to announce the promotions of five longtime employees to Senior Vice Presidents. Justin Bourgeois, Jennifer Daigle, Beth Morin, Kelly Paul and Kimico Perry have all been promoted to this prestigious position. Austin commented, “Each of these individuals has demonstrated their commitment to CNB, our customers and our employees, while assuming increasing leadership roles. Congratulations to all.”

Bourgeois joined CNB in 2009 as a Commercial Lender and in 2010 was promoted to Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer and promoted again in 2018 to Regional Vice President. In 2011, Justin was recognized as a Rising Star by Vermont Business Magazine. Justin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Champlain College, and has attended the Northern New England School of Banking as well as many Risk Management Association (RMA) trainings and seminars. Justin volunteers his time in support of local youth academic and sporting activities and is a past Board Member of both Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation and Montpelier Alive. He is currently working in close coordination with the Montpelier Development Corporation.

Daigle joined the bank in 2005 as a Commercial Credit Analyst and in 2006 became the Supervisor of the Commercial Credit department. In 2009, she was promoted to Credit Administration Officer and in 2012 to Assistant Vice President. In 2016, Jennifer was promoted to Vice President and Senior Credit Officer. Jennifer has taken the Principles of Banking class through the Center for Financial Training and Education Alliance and attended the Northern New England School of Banking. She’s also taken several courses through the Vermont Bankers Association and Risk Management Association (RMA). Jennifer recently graduated from the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson. Formerly, Jennifer served as Chairperson of the RMA Vermont Chapter and continues to be an active Board Member. She also assists several non-profit organizations with their financials and has taken part in fundraising initiatives to benefit the Department of Children and Families in Newport. Jennifer also helps the Department of Children and Families as a Foster parent.

Morin started working for CNB in 1985 as a Secretary in the Loan and Trust departments and in 1986 assumed the title of Bank Secretary. In 1994, Beth held the position of Administrative Assistant and in 1997 she was promoted to Collections Manager and Special Asset Officer. In 2001, Beth was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Special Asset Officer. In 2004, she was promoted to Vice President and Special Asset Officer and in 2019 she was named Vice President and Senior Loan Operations Officer. Morin has taken several courses through Center for Financial Training Education Alliance and is a graduate of the Northern New England School of Banking. Beth serves her community as a member and Treasurer for the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #23.

Paul was hired by the bank in 1988 as a Teller in the Derby office. In 1991, she accepted the position of Personal Banker and in 1996 was promoted to Derby Office Supervisor. In 1999, Kelly worked closely with Human Resources as the bank’s Training Coordinator. In 2004, Kelly became the bank’s Compliance Specialist. In 2005, she was promoted to Compliance Officer and in 2008 to Assistant Vice President. In 2010, Kelly was promoted to Vice President, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Manager. Kelly has attended the Northern New England School of Banking, the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson and the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Compliance Schools. She has received a General Banking Diploma from the ABA and completed the ABA Certified Supervisor’s Training course. She has also obtained the Anti-Money Laundering Professional Certification from BAI. Kelly is a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager as designated by the Institute of Certified Bankers. She is currently enrolled in the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Kelly has served the community as the Chairperson for the Vermont Bankers Association Compliance Committee and was a longtime Chairperson for the E. Taylor Hatton School Board.  

Perry was hired by Community National Bank in 1991 to work as a part-time Teller in the Newport office. In 1992, she accepted a full-time position in the Barton office. Kimico joined the Human Resources department as an Accounting Clerk in 1995, and was promoted to Assistant Human Resources Officer in 2005 and Human Resources Officer in 2009. In 2011, Kimico was promoted to Assistant Vice President and Human Resources Officer. In 2013, she was promoted to Vice President and Human Resources Officer. Kimico has attended the Northern New England School of Banking and has received certification by the Society for Human Resources Management as a Professional in Human Resources. Kimico has served her community as a longtime Board Member for the Irasburg Village School and as Treasurer/Secretary of Lake Region Youth Baseball. She currently sits on the Board for RuralEdge. 


Community National Bank, Vermont’s Community Bank, has been serving Vermont communities since 1851 with full-service office locations in Derby (main office), Barre, Barton, Derby Line, Enosburgh, Island Pond, Lyndonville, Montpelier, Morrisville, Newport, St. Johnsbury and Troy, and Loan Production Offices in Burlington and Lebanon, NH. For more information about Community National Bank visit communitynationalbank.com.