However, he’d always had an interest in business. He entered a CVS management program and took that route. Once he finished that, he knew where he belonged - it was with CVS.
Bannister began working with CVS four years ago. In June he was named manager of the Jacksonville store. He said he couldn’t be happier with his position.
“I’m in charge of daily operations and manage about 30 employees,” he said. “My job also includes handling all human resource issues. It’s a great job. I love it. We have wonderful employees who provide great customer service. That’s something we pride ourselves in is good customer service.”
Bannister said his district manager Mike Dramer is not only an asset to CVS but is someone he enjoys working with.
Bannister was born in Germany when his father was in the Army and was stationed there. He and his wife, the former Meaghan Ray, live in Oxford. Meagan teaches at Oxford Elementary School. They have a third family member, Sadie, a German shepherd. The Bannisters attended Oxford High School together and began dating while attending JSU.
His parents are David and Martina Bannister, and his siblings are Travis Bannister and Sarah Bannister, all of Oxford.
Bannister is a 1st lieutenant in the Alabama National Guard. He is a member of the JSU ROTC Alumni Association. He enjoys tennis, golf and basketball. “I enjoy any sport where I can be very active,” he said.
As store manager, Bannister said he works hard to ensure that CVS runs smoothly. He wants the customers as well as his employees to be happy.
“It was a fairly big task to take on at first,” he said. “I’ve really started figuring things out now though. I have a great team. All of our employees do an excellent job which makes my job very easy. We want everyone to know that here at CVS we appreciate our customers and the support of the Jacksonville community.”
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