A donation by Chevron will provide important safety equipment upgrades to the Carlsbad Fire Department, Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway announced. Chevron officials attended Carlsbad’s City Council meeting on Jan. 11, 2022, to present the $40,000 donation.

“Chevron has been an incredible community partner for many years, especially when it comes to public safety,” Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway said. “The company’s strong support has helped make Carlsbad a safer place for our first responders and for our entire population.”

The donated funds will go toward radio equipment for the fire department and electrostatic misters. These misters release an extremely fine mist that decontaminates the fire department’s equipment. The Carlsbad Fire Department has faced a significant number of COVID-19 calls over the past two months.

“We are grateful for the Carlsbad Fire Department’s tremendous efforts in supporting our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mark McCulley, Chevron operations superintendent. “We value the strong working relationships we have with the department and feel privileged  to donate this equipment to assist them in their operations.”

Previous Chevron projects have included assistance with the Carlsbad Police Department’s K-9 unit, road safety equipment, speed signs and support with installing “no-slip” pads at the Carlsbad Water Park.

CNB Bank promotes Kelby Hensley, Michelle Martinez

Jay Jenkins, president and CEO of CNB Bank and the Board of Directors, announced the Promotions of Kelby Hensley and Michelle Martinez.

Hensley was promoted to EVP/Wealth Management. Hensley began working for CNB Bank in November 2013 as Trust Administrator. Prior to Wealth Management, Hensley worked as a legal assistant at Martin, Dugan & Martin Law Firm. She obtained her bachelor’s in business from New Mexico State University in 2014 and the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor designation in 2016. Hensley was Board President of United Way of Eddy County and is a 40 Under 40 alumni. Her and her husband, Cisco, have two children, Kamryn (8) and Khloe (5).

Michelle Martinez was promoted to Assistant Vice President/Marketing Officer. Ten years ago, Martinez worked for CNB Bank as a Branch Manager/ Assistant Cashier. She then pursued a different career in retail and returned to CNB in May of 2019. Martinez has an associate’s degree in accounting. She is the 2nd Assistant Vice President for the Boys and Girls Club Board and is an Ambassador with the Chamber of Commerce. Martinez has a 7-year-old son and they enjoy staying busy with sports and family.

President Jay Jenkins said, “These individuals possess the qualities and values that are not only vital to the success of their departments, but also play a key role in complementing our officer and leadership team at the bank. We are fortunate to have this combination of professionals.”

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