The Commercial Bank President and CEO, Bobbie McMillan and The Board of Directors, would like to announce the recent promotion of Christy Ake to Senior Vice President. Christy graduated from Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas on June 10, 2011. The SW Graduate School of Banking is a carefully crafted and executed approach to graduate banking education. The program, which is divided into three integrated two-week resident sessions, is guided by the industry’s top management consultants and educators. The focus is leadership development and team building. Christy began her career at the bank in March 1989 as a teller and bookkeeper. She was also a proof operator for many years. In 1998, she was promoted to Assistant Cashier after completing a Bank Operations School at Texas A&M University-Commerce and was head of data processing for the next ten years. In 2008, she was promoted to Vice President and Cashier, where she is responsible for all of the Bank’s teller and accounting operations and personnel supervisor. Her present position also includes Information Technology Officer, BSA Officer, and Public Relations. In 2010, Christy was named the Secretary of the Board of Directors.Over the last several years, Christy has been involved with Mason youth baseball and basketball organizations, Mason County Child Welfare Board, Puncher Club, Mason ISD Education Foundation. Christy is married to Chris Ake, her husband of 22 years. Chris has been employed with Texas Department of Transportation for 11 years. They have proudly raised two children, Wesley Cracker Crouch and Courtney Renee Ake. Wesley graduated Angelo State University and currently employed by Robby Simon Construction. Courtney is currently attending Austin Community College seeking a career in the nursing profession.