My Meridian: As a single mom of three sons, I understand the necessity of making a budget, planning ahead financially and saving. As a child growing up, my father worked hard to provide for our family. He instilled the value of a hard day’s work in me as well as my two brothers and sister. We also learned that people matter. My father was involved in our community and tried to make it a better place. He was a member of the Rotary Club as well as other community groups. My mother made sure we were involved in scouting or sports activities. I feel that learning these values helps me today in both my personal and professional life.
Jenell is responsible for all daily account activity. She joined Meridian in 2000 and has over 30 years of trust experience, mainly in operations. Jenell is a graduate of Southern Trust School and has completed several American Banking Association (ABA) courses relating to trusts and investments.
Jenell moved to Knoxville from Southern California in 1989. She chose this area for its beauty and the hospitality of the people here. Jenell is the proud mother of three sons. Her family has grown recently with the addition of a second daughter-in-law. She enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends. Jenell is involved with the youth at her church where she gets to lead a Sunday school class. Her hobbies are reading, crafting and baking.