General | 01.28.2022

Clear Mountain Bank officials have announced that Terry D. Reed, attorney at Hymes and Coonts PLLC, has joined the bank’s community advisory board.

Reed has practiced law for more than 46 years with Hymes and Coonts PLLC, located in Buckhannon, West Virginia, specializing in real estate and banking law. He is a Fellow of the West Virginia Bar Foundation and a member of the American Bar Association, West Virginia Bar Association, and West Virginia State Bar.

“We are very fortunate to have Terry join our bank’s community advisory board,” said David Thomas, president & CEO of Clear Mountain Bank. “He is well-respected, both personally and professionally, and we are so grateful for the insight and guidance he brings to the table to help us better serve our customers in the region.”

The board, comprised of local community leaders from Harrison and Upshur counties, was formed in 2019 to enable the bank to provide the best service it can to the communities it serves.

A native of Buckhannon, Reed attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and obtained his BS degree in economics and went on to study law and receive his law degree from the South Texas College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctorate.

Reed joins a well-known group of community leaders currently serving on the bank’s community advisory board. They are James Denny, CPA (chairperson), Director at The Rodeheaver Group, PC; Susan Deniker (past chairperson), an attorney at Steptoe & Johnson; Reverend Dr. Ken Ramsey, senior pastor at Bridgeport United Methodist Church; Chad Riley, P.E., CEO of The Thrasher Group; Dustin B. Vincent, P.E., senior project manager at MarkWest Energy Partners; and Dr. Jaclyn Rominger DDS, owner of Rominger Dental.

“As a community bank, we believe it is critical to seek guidance and input from knowledgeable, active and engaged members of the community,” states Thomas. “We feel truly blessed to have the support and guidance of such a talented and respected group of community leaders, and terry is a great addition to that team of trusted advisors.”

Reed is passionate about civic activities and currently serves as chairman of the Upshur County Building Commission; director of the St. Joseph Hospital Foundation; and member of the Buckhannon Upshur Chamber of Commerce. He also served as former chairman of the Upshur County Sheriff’s Civil Service Commission
and is a former member of the Buckhannon Rotary Club, Tennerton Lions Club, Upshur County Development Authority, and the West Virginia State Election Commission.

Clear Mountain Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank that has been serving North Central West Virginia and western Maryland for more than 125 years. The bank provides a comprehensive array of digital and traditional banking products and services to meet the needs of its personal, business, commercial, mortgage and financial planning customers.

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 and was named as one of the nation’s Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group. Additional information is available at

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