United Bank announces promotions


Special to Atmore News

United Bank’s Interim President Mike Vincent recently announced the promotion of several bank officers. The officers and their new positions are as follows:

  • Donna Gilman, Senior Vice President
  • Tina Brooks, Senior Vice President
  • Monica Grimes, Retail Banking Officer
  • Cassidy McBurnett, Financial Services Officer
    Donna Gilman, Vice President and Branch Operations Officer, has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Donna joined United Bank in 2007 as Training Manager. In 2011, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President and again in 2013, Vice President and Branch Operations Officer. In her new role, Donna will continue to be responsible for the oversight of the bank’s retail branch network including strategic planning, growth and profitability and consistent customer service delivery. She brought with her 15+ years of customer service, quality assurance, supervisor and training management experience from Touch 1 / Z-Tel Communications in Atmore. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Troy University and is a graduate of Alabama Banking School and Leadership Atmore. Through the years, Donna has been very active in her community and across the bank serving on boards and committees and providing financial education to schools and organizations in the area.
    Tina Brooks, Vice President and Corporate Secretary, has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Tina joined the bank in 2003 as Executive Assistant and, in 2004, was promoted to Corporate Secretary. In 2013, Tina was promoted to Assistant Vice President and again, in 2015, to Vice President. As Corporate Secretary, Tina’s primary duties include managing all Board of Director activities, regulatory coordination and shareholder relations. Before joining United Bank, Tina was Vice President of Customer Support at Z-Tel Communications in Atmore. Tina attended Faulkner State Community College and is a graduate of Leadership Atmore.
    Monica Grimes, Retail Banker III / Consumer Lender, has been promoted to Retail Banking Officer. Monica joined United Bank at the Jay branch in 2012 as a Retail Banker. She was promoted to Retail Banker III / Consumer Lender in 2016. In this role, Monica is responsible for providing service to customers seeking consumer and residential loans. Monica had over 10 years’ banking and customer service experience including lending, new accounts, and teller duties prior to joining United Bank. Monica earned her Associates degree from Jefferson Davis Community College.
    Cassidy McBurnett, Financial Services Sales Assistant, has been promoted to Financial Services Officer. Cassie joined United Bank in 2016 as a Retail Banker and, in 2017, she transferred to Financial Services and was soon thereafter promoted to Financial Services Sales Assistant. In her new role, Cassie will continue to recognize opportunities to provide customers access to a full range of financial products and services while maintaining an awareness of market conditions. Cassie earned her Associate’s degree from Alabama Southern Community College and her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Troy University. She is also a graduate of Leadership Atmore.