Community Trust Bank Names Jim Crotwell as New Lending Manager

RUSTON, LA – October 18, 2012

Community Trust Bank announced that Jim Crotwell has joined its team as Middle Market Lending Manager in Northeast Louisiana, responsible for managing and growing the middle market group. Crotwell brings more than two decades of banking experience to Community Trust Bank.

A graduate of Northeast Louisiana University (ULM) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Crotwell has focused on serving businesses throughout his banking career, serving in both production and management roles.

“It’s wonderful to add such an important part of this community to the Community Trust Bank family,” said Lance Hall, CTB Regional President. “His education, community service, and work experience illustrate the leadership he will bring to our institution. Jim really understands what we’re all about at Community Trust Bank – making the customer feel like the only customer every time.”

Born and raised in Monroe, Crotwell takes pride in his community and currently serves on the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the Ouachita Council on Aging, and as League Vice President of the Monroe Youth Baseball Association.

He has also served as a baseball coach for the past 12 years, a football coach for the YMCA for three years, as Chairman of the Board for United Way of Northeast LA in 2004, and was the 2004 recipient of the Monroe Chamber’s “James M. Shipp’s Memorial Young Business Leader Award”.

Crotwell has been married to Lori Brown Crotwell for 25 years. They have two children, son Reagan and daughter Allison.

About Community Trust Bank

Community Trust Bank, a century year old, Louisiana-chartered bank, provides a wide range of traditional banking services with 31 banking centers throughout north Louisiana, north Texas, and north and central Mississippi. Community Trust Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community Trust Financial Corporation, a financial holding company with assets over $2.5 billion. Community Trust Financial Corporation’s common stock is not listed on any exchange and is traded through individually negotiated transactions. To learn more, visit Community Trust’s website at