Guaranty Bank – Cynthia Olmstead, Jessica Meredith, Cheryle Finley

Guaranty Bank is pleased to announce that Cynthia Olmstead and Jessica Meredith both recently received promotions, while Cheryle Finley has joined the bank.

Olmstead, who joined Guaranty Bank in August 2019 as a retail banking officer for the bank’s McClelland Boulevard location in Joplin, will also serve as the retail banking officer for the bank’s Joplin 32nd Street banking center. Olmstead, who has more than a decade of retail banking experience, will manage both locations.

Jessica Meredith, who joined Guaranty Bank in September 2019 as a branch banking representative, will help Olmstead run the 32nd Street location as its new assistant retail banking manager. Meredith has nearly seven years of banking experience, starting her career as a teller with Bank of Sullivan in Lake of the Ozarks before promotions to private banker and corporate services banker.

“Cynthia has been an excellent addition to our retail banking team in Joplin and will continue to be a great leader for both banking centers,” said Retail Banking Group Manager Becky Purinton. “Plus, it’s always exciting to promote from within. Jessica has shown tremendous customer service since joining Guaranty Bank and has a bright future ahead of her.”

Additionally, Cheryle Finley recently joined Guaranty Bank as a community banking representative. Finley has more than 35 years of banking experience, most recently at Simmons Bank. She began her banking career as a teller and has been a branch manager at Simmons, Commerce Bank and Bank of America. She is also formerly an accounting clerk for MSW, Inc., a court clerk for the Carthage Police Department, and has written a weekly food column for The Joplin Globe for the past 19 years.

“Cheryle brings an extraordinary depth of experience and banking knowledge to Guaranty Bank,” Purinton said. “She’s very involved in a number of area civic organizations and her exceptional customer service skills will help us continue to not just meet but exceed the needs of customers in and around Carthage, Joplin and Neosho.”

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