Peoples Bank is proud to announce Employee of the Month Clara Nichols because she is an “Effective Leadership”





Peoples Bank is proud to announce Clara Nichols as our March Employee of the Month. She is being recognized for her “Effective Leadership”, something all of us have seen firsthand in the 12 years she has been a member of the Peoples Bank team.

A Paris native, Clara attended Paris High School. Following graduation she served in the U.S. Navy for a year and a half as a “SeaBee” mechanic in a construction battalion. Returning to Paris she started working in Retail Management while also attending Paris Junior College. She graduated with her Associate Degree and continued her Retail Management career before discovering banking! Her first role at Peoples Bank in 2006 was as a Customer Service Representative, and she later moved into Accounting where she really found her niche. She became the Accounting Supervisor in 2016, and in 2017 was again promoted to Assistant Cashier-Accounting Supervisor. Clara takes great pride in what she does, and particularly enjoys “Interacting with the customers-making sure they are being taken care of and are satisfied with our service to them.”

Back at home Clara’s life is busy with three kids, from near college grad to Pre-K. Matthew, 22, will graduate this fall from UNT-Denton. Phillip, 18, will graduate from Paris High School this spring and then enroll at UT-Austin this fall. And four-year-old Koehn is learning what school is all about at Trinity Christian. When asked what she does after she leaves work Clara is quick to respond, “What free time? I spend all my free time playing Barbies and filling out multiple forms for UT. Little did we know Clara has an adventuresome side. She’s always wanted to skydive, so for her upcoming birthday she’s taking the leap with her two sons. Good luck Clara!

Clara, the finest words to describe you come directly from your team. As they recently wrote, “She nurtures our talents and is a wonderful team builder.” Another wrote “Clara shows leadership by her work ethic, dependability and knowledge of her job.” Yet another shared “An effective leader is a very strong character. They provide direction, guidance, passion, commitment and ambition.” And lastly, “She’s friendly and kind…and willing to tackle any task, or delegate to others to best utilize our individual skills.” The accolades were many, and all heartfelt. Clara, we are proud to have you on our team, and congratulate you on being selected as our Employee of the Month.


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