Rusty Hitt, CEO of Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, has announced the promotion of five bank officers in Corsicana and Waxahachie.
Jarod Gordon was promoted to chief wealth management officer. He has been with the bank for nearly 13 years, working with trust and investment clients for the past 12 years. Gordon graduated from Texas Tech University with a BBA degree in management. In addition, he graduated from the Texas Bankers Association Trust and Graduate Trust Schools along with graduating from the American Bankers Association Trust School. He has also attained the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor certification. Gordon currently serves on the board for the Salvation Army of Corsicana, Corsicana Education Foundation and YMCA of Corsicana.
Logan Cline was promoted to vice president and loan officer. Previously a credit analyst for nearly four years in Corsicana, he has been serving the Ellis County community as a commercial lender in the new Waxahachie branch since its opening last year. He holds a BS degree in agricultural economics and a Master of Financial Management degree in commercial banking, both from Texas A&M University. Cline is a member of Leadership Ellis County and recently joined the Waxahachie Care board of directors.
Blake Garner was promoted to vice president and credit analyst. Coming from Pearland, he has been with the bank’s credit analyst department for nearly four years. Garner holds a master’s degree in financial management from Texas A&M University and completed the Texas A&M Commercial Banking program. He is a graduate of the Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program and a fundraising volunteer for its Total Resource campaign.
Eric Peterson was promoted to assistant vice president and cybersecurity officer. He has been with the bank for nearly 16 years. He attended Navarro College prior to graduating from Texas A&M University with a BS degree in computer science. Peterson currently serves on the Fairfield Christian Center board of directors and leads the children’s ministry at First Christian Church in Fairfield.
Michelle Fonseca was promoted to assistant vice president and project management officer. A Corsicana native, she has been with the bank for almost 10 years. Fonseca holds a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Texas A&M University–Commerce and currently serves as a board member for the Irvine Christian Foundation.
Community National Bank & Trust of Texas received a variety of “best employer” awards in 2021 from bank industry leaders, including the Independent Community Bankers of America, Independent Bankers Association of Texas and American Banker. “It’s gratifying to receive so many awards for being an excellent employer, but we are constantly reminded that it’s our people who really make us stand out,” Hitt says. “These promotion recipients are just a few examples of what makes this bank great to work for. It’s a family environment filled with incredibly talented teammates—and we’re very thankful for that.”
Established in 1960, Community National Bank & Trust of Texas serves North, Central and East Texas with 14 branches.