Ms. Dunning is the chair of the University of Mobile's Accounting Department and an Assistant Professor of Accounting. She is also a certified management accountant, and is certified in financial management. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of South Alabama. She has taught accounting at the university level for more than 20 years, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in accounting.
Ms. Dunning's impressive background includes membership in the Gulf Coast Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners and in the Institute of Management Accountants. She serves as a Quality Examiner for Alabama Performance Excellence, advising various organizations on the application of Baldrige Quality procedures for their operational improvement. Her community service includes serving on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation of the First Baptist Church of Mobile and on the Catholic Social Services Board. Mrs. Dunning is also an advocate of the Meals on Wheels program, where she delivers meals to seniors on a regular basis.
Her appointment makes her the ninth member of an already strong Board of Directors for CNB, says Board Chairman Gary Cooper.
"We're excited and pleased to have Kathy Dunning join our Board of Directors. Ms. Dunning's business acumen and relevant financial and accounting background make her an ideal addition to our already talented group of directors," Cooper says. "Her appointment is another step toward growing our institution and helping us better meet the financial services needs of the community."
Ms. Dunning is married to Douglas Dunning, a local attorney, and they have two grown children.
About Commonwealth National Bank
Commonwealth National Bank is an FDIC-insured community bank providing full-service banking to customers in the Mobile Bay region. Founded in 1976, Commonwealth National Bank is the only bank headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, where it operates three banking centers and 30 ATMs throughout the region. To learn more about Commonwealth National Bank, please visit: www.ecommonwealthbank.com.