John David Barr has been promoted to Chief Trust and Investments Officer in CNB’s Wealth Management Division. In this position, John David is responsible for the oversight of CNB’s Trust Department with approximately $930 million in assets under management, which includes trust account administration, daily operations, investment management strategy and estate planning.
With over 17 years of banking experience, John David achieved the prestigious designation of a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2012, placing him in the top tier of investment professionals worldwide. By achieving this certification, John David has demonstrated an ability to assess global risk, analyze and manage investments, and embody ethical practices at an advanced level.
Additional honors include being named by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of their Leaders in Finance in 2017, and by The Meridian Star as a member of their Top 20 Under 40 in 2021.
Teresa Thornhill, Chief Wealth Management Officer at the Bank, recently commented on John David’s promotion as follows: “It has been my pleasure to work with John David throughout my tenure with CNB. His academic achievements, investment acumen and trust experience make him the right choice to lead the Trust Team. He has also been a primary driving force in growing Trust assets under management and net income,” she added.
John David is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in Banking and Finance and Managerial Finance and received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Alabama in Applied Economics. He is also a graduate of the Southern Trust School at the University of South Alabama.
He and his wife, Jenni have two children; Meryl and Sybil. John David and his family worship at Covenant Church where he serves on the Administrative Council and as the Chairman of Finance. He is also the Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee for the Choctaw Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Congratulations, John David, on this well-deserved promotion!