Murphy-Wall State Bank and Trust Company recently announced a number of promotions and new positions being filled in the company.
As the year opened, a new branch location was added in Carterville, contributing to the employee shuffle.
“Congratulations to each of you for being promoted," Murphy-Wall State Bank President and CEO Marty Davis said in a news release. "We are not only proud of each of those who have been promoted, but proud of all of our employees.”
Kyle W. Davis was reassigned as the branch manager and loan officer of Murphy-Wall’s new Carterville location. Davis is primarily responsible for the loan production and relations between the bank and the local Carterville community. He had previously directed operations as branch manager of the Murphysboro facility. Davis is a graduate of the Illinois Bankers Association Future Leaders Alliance Program and has 10 years of banking expertise.
Chrissy Hagene has been promoted to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager at the Murphy-Wall Murphysboro facility, moving up from her position as a Customer Service Specialist. Hagene additionally assumes the role of the bank’s website administrator. She has been with Murphy-Wall State Bank for four and a half years.
Monika Holder has been promoted to vice president and administrative assistant. In this position, she assists President/CEO Marty Davis with daily administrative responsibilities which also include Board of Director and Bancorp duties. Holder retains her role as the bank’s training specialist and is also the bank’s vendor management officer. Holder is also a graduate of the Illinois Bankers Association Future Leaders Alliance Program. Holder is celebrating her fifth year with Murphy-Wall State Bank.
Kathy Kellerman has been promoted to assistant vice president/teller supervisor. She takes on the role of teller supervisor in Pinckneyville, moving up from her position of customer service specialist and training liaison. Kellerman will be graduating in 2019 from the Illinois Bankers Association Future Leaders Alliance Program. She has been a Murphy-Wall employee for six years.
Candice Knight has earned the designation as marketing director, along with being a full-line lender specializing in residential and consumer lending. At the same time, she is also working with commercial and agricultural loans. Knight has been with Murphy-Wall for nine years, and has a total of 16 years of banking experience.
Jennifer Pauley has been promoted to assistant vice president/payroll clerk in the Human Relations department. Pauley is a graduate of the Illinois Bankers Association Future Leaders Alliance Program and has 20 years of banking experience.
Josh Rakers has been promoted to vice president/branch manager of Murphy-Wall’s Murphysboro facility, moving up from the position of assistant branch manager at that location. Rakers is a graduate of the Illinois Bankers Association Future Leaders Alliance Program. He is nearing seven years in banking.
Bailey Thompson has been promoted to assistant vice president and is the assistant branch manager of the new Murphy-Wall Carterville facility. Her role is to maintain the daily operations of the branch and to help introduce newer technologies to Murphy-Wall through the branch operations. She also continues to assist management in the IT department. Thompson will be attending the Illinois Bankers Association Future Leaders Program beginning in February 2019. She has been in the banking business for two and a half years with Murphy-Wall.
Jenn Tritschler has been promoted to assistant vice president/new account supervisor. Tritschler is also a retail banking specialist and marketing team member. Although Tritschler has three and a half years at Murphy-Wall, she has accumulated seven years of banking skills. Tritschler will be attending the Illinois Bankers Future Leaders Alliance program in February 2019.
— The Southern