Terri McKelvaine Joins CNB

Hampton Thames, Bank President, is pleased to announce that Terri McKelvaine has joined the Bank as Chief Human Resources Officer. “Terri joined our team on August 17, 2020, and will report to me. Also, she will serve on the Bank’s Executive Leadership Team,” Hampton said.

With over 23 years of HR and organizational experience, Terri most recently owned and managed Simply Smart Workforce Learning Solutions, which is a consulting firm that specializes in providing training in HR, leadership, and lean principals.

Before her affiliation with Simply Smart, she was the Director of Employee Operations at Anderson Regional Health Systems, where she managed and led human resources, organizational development, and employee health departments that supported an organization of over 1,200 employees. She was also employed with Avery Dennison Corporation in Meridian from 1993 to 2013, where she served as a Human Resources Consultant and Training Specialist, among other responsibilities.

Bank CEO Archie McDonnell concurred that Terri would be a tremendous asset for the Bank. “Terri brings a highly professional human resource skillset and unique work experiences to our team and will be a welcome addition. I look forward to working with her and to the experience and balance she will bring to our team,” he added.

Terri received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mississippi State University in Starkville and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute.

Terri is a lifelong Meridian resident who is very involved in the community and her church. She and her husband, Mike, have one daughter, Chloe, who is a student at Mississippi State University. Welcome to the CNB Family, Terri! We are so happy to have you here!


Founded in 1888, Citizens National Bank is currently celebrating 132 years of service as an independent, Mississippi-owned community bank with locations in the following Mississippi communities: Meridian, Philadelphia, Quitman, Ridgeland, Madison, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Laurel, Waynesboro, Columbus, Macon, Kosciusko, Carthage, Olive Branch, and Southaven.

The Bank has assets in excess of $1.5 billion and manages over $1.5 billion in its Wealth Management Division, which is committed to assisting clients with the accumulation, preservation, and transfer of wealth.  Learn more about Citizens National Bank by visiting www.yourcnb.com.