General Press Releases | 03.04.2024

Clear Mountain Bank officials have announced that Melissa Cumpston has been named Vice President, Director of Wealth Management. In this new position, Cumpston will oversee the bank’s Professional Banking program as well as the Clear Mountain Financial Solutions division.

“One of our key initiatives this year is to double down on providing the ultimate customer experience, and combining our Professional Banking program and our Clear Mountain Financial Solutions team under common leadership makes perfect sense as these areas are often serving clients that have similar needs and goals. Melissa has nearly 30 years of banking experience and has a great understanding of what it takes to deliver a best-in-class customer experience. She is also a true team player who works closely with our commercial, retail, and mortgage groups to take care of all of our customers’ financial needs in an integrated fashion,” states Clear Mountain Bank president and CEO, David M. Thomas.

A native of Monongalia County, Cumpston resides in Morgantown with her family. She attended West Virginia University and holds Series 6, 63, and life & health insurance licenses. She is also a 2023 graduate of Leadership Monongalia, a local program of the Morgantown Area Partnership that aims to develop and enhance personal leadership skills, provide knowledge enrichment of Monongalia County, and to develop and cultivate leadership involvement throughout Monongalia County.

She currently serves on the board of directors for Friends of WVU Medicine. Additionally, she is a committee member for the United Way of Mon and Preston Counties Women's United Steering Committee and Power of the Purse Fundraising Committee.

Cumpston is located at Clear Mountain Bank’s Pierpont office at 102 Venture Drive in Morgantown, WV and can be reached at 304-777-4477 or email

Clear Mountain Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank serving North Central West Virginia and Western Maryland. The bank provides comprehensive financial solutions and services encompassing personal, business, and commercial banking; mortgages; professional banking; and wealth management services. Widely recognized for excellence in financial services, Clear Mountain Bank has consistently earned a 5-star superior rating for financial strength and stability from BauerFinancial for more than 10 years. Additionally, the bank has been voted Best Bank in Morgantown for 10 years and Preston County’s Top Picks for Best Bank and Best Mortgage Provider in Preston County for four consecutive years. Additional information is available at

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