age: 36 | Vice President, Lending | Commercial National Bank of Texarkana
Caring and compassionate, Levi Ponder has firsthand experience transitioning from one position to another within a company. He began working as a part-time teller at Commercial National Bank and is now the Vice President of Lending.
“As a lender with Commercial National Bank, I get the opportunity to work with all types of individuals and businesses in the Texarkana area,” he explained. “I especially enjoy helping our customers achieve their financial goals whether it be starting a new business, growing their existing business, or building a new home, just to name a few.”
Levi’s greatest personal achievement was accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, followed by marrying his wife of 11 years, Elizabeth. He enjoys spending his free time with Elizabeth and their three children, Luke, Lincoln, and Emerson. For fun, he likes golfing, hunting, working out, and doing yard work. “My oldest son, Luke, has recently started going to the golf course with me, so it has been fun seeing him learn the game,” he admitted.
Best advice you’ve ever received:
“IF YOU TELL SOME- ONE YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, THEN DO IT!” — JIMMY PONDER, LEVI’S FATHER
Levi is a member of the Oaklawn Rotary Club and helps out with the club’s Flag Project. He helps put out flags on the six “flag” holidays throughout the year. He also serves as a board member of the Four States Fairgrounds as treasurer and is also a board member of Temple Memorial Rehabilitation Center.
When asked what Levi sees himself doing in the next 10 years, he replied, “I hope to have continued to grow in my banking career.” Well said from someone who enjoys what he does and looks forward to continuing on his chosen career path.
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I enjoy waking up every morning at 3:45 a.m. to workout. It’s a great way to get the day started!” ￼