Melissa has worked for First United for over ten years serving in various roles which have included work in marketing, training and development, and communications. She currently serves as the Chief Culture and Communication Officer, where she implements board and executive level initiatives, develops organizational culture - purpose, vision, values, and employee satisfaction, and has built and brought to life the “Spend Life Wisely” aspect of the organization.
Melissa holds a degree in Public Relations and Communication from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She is also a graduate of the Stagen Integral Leadership Program and the University of Wisconsin Human Resource Management course.
Melissa lives in Durant with her husband and two daughters. Outside of the bank, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and creating, being outdoors, and focusing on wellness. She is also actively involved in her church and her daughters’ school and extracurricular activities.
At First United, we believe that in order to truly spend life wisely, we must have a holistic approach to life that encompasses faith, financial well-being, wellness, and personal development.
Our goal for our Spend Life Wisely website is to share information that educates, empowers, and inspires each person to reach their highest purpose, to realize their fullest potential, and to reach their greatest success.
We're here to change the world, one customer, one family, one community at a time.