Melissa Miller, Leah Smith, Kacey Lamb and Leslie Sharp and have been promoted to assistant vice presidents at Peoples Bank, according to Mary Fowler, CEO.

"Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude. Melissa, Leah, Kacey and Leslie have great attitudes and are willing to go the extra mile to take care of the customers,” Fowler said.

Melissa Miller has been promoted to assistant vice president/head teller. Miller started her banking career at Peoples Bank in May 2002 as a teller. In her current role Miller manages the frontline staff as well as multiple behind the scenes tasks.

Miller supports her community by participating in Relay for Life and the Magnolia Blossom Festival. She is a native of Emerson and a graduate of Emerson High School. Melissa and her husband, Derrell, live in Emerson. They have three sons Paul, Anthony and Jay Miller, one daughter in-law, Megan (Jay), and a grandson, Jensen.

Leah Smith has been promoted to assistant vice president/Operations. Smith is the bank's debit card fraud specialist. She is a 12-year employee and has served as a teller, a new accounts specialist, operations specialist and is on the bank's IT committee.

Smith is a native of Marysville, a graduate of Magnolia High School and attended South Ark Community College. She supports her community by being active in Relay For Life, SAU Mulegating, Magnolia Blossom Festival, South Arkansas Women's Network, Earth Day, Leadership Magnolia Alumni treasurer, Shiloh-Columbia County 4-H Club leader and is the incoming Today's Youth Tomorrow's Leaders chairman. She and her husband Aaron attend Antioch West Baptist Church and are the parents to one daughter, Nora. In her spare time she likes to spend time camping and traveling with her family, canning and attending livestock shows.

Kacey Lamb has been promoted to assistant vice president/Operations. She is the bank's account payable specialist. Lamb began her banking career April 28, 2008 as a customer service specialist and teller.

Lamb is a native of Stamps and a graduate of Lafayette County High School. She attended Arkansas Sales and Use Tax School, Haberfeld Symposium and is a notary. Lamb supports her community by participating in the Magnolia Blossom Festival, Mulegating, Earth Day, Making Magnolia Blossom, Compassion's Foundation 5K and Relay for Life where she served as team captain.

Lamb is married to Jason Lamb of Stephens and they have two sons, Phillip and Jesse. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, painting, arts and crafts, watching movies and is an "I Love Lucy" collector. The Lambs are active members of Liberty Baptist Church in Stamps.

Leslie Sharp has been promoted to assistant vice president/Lending. She serves the bank as a loan officer at the bank's Lakewood Banking Center. Sharp has nine years of banking experience that includes working as teller and a loan assistant. She is a native of Magnolia, a graduate of Magnolia High School and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Southern Arkansas University.

Sharp is involved in Relay for Life, Leadership Magnolia Alumni, Magnolia Blossom Festival - former treasurer, Magnolia Junior Charity League - current treasurer and former Follies treasurer and Cram the Bus chairman. She is a member of the First United Methodist Church.

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