CBAO Board & Committee Members

CBAO Chairman

Charlie Cecil
President
First City Bank

  • Executive Committee
  • Education & Training Committee
  • CBAO Service Corporation Board

CBAO 1st Vice Chairman

Scott McComb
President & CEO
Heartland Bank

  • Executive Committee
  • CBAO Service Corporation Board - Chairman

CBAO 2nd Vice Chairman

Tracey Craig
President and Chief Executive Officer
Woodsfield Savings Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • CBI, LLC Product & Service Committee

CBAO President/CEO / Secretary

Robert L. Palmer
President & CEO
Community Bankers Association of Ohio

  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee
  • CBAO Service Corporation Board
  • CBAO Insurance Agency, Inc. Board

CBAO 2019 Chairman

Kate Fischer 
President & CEO 
Metamora State Bank

  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO 2018 CBAO Chairman

Chad Hoffman
President & CEO
Richwood Bank

  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO 2017 Past Chairman

Mickey Schwarzbek
President & CEO
Sherwood State Bank

  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Region 1 Director

Ben Babcanec
SVP, Head of Retail Administration
Heartland Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Region 2 Director

Kent James
CEO/President
Greenville National Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Region 4 Director

Alicia Freeman
President / Chief Executive Officer
The Peoples Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee - Chairman

CBAO Director at Large

Donn Schafer
President & CEO
Settlers Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Director at Large

Leo Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Apple Creek Banking Company

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Director at Large

Tom Caldwell
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Middlefield Banking Company

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Director at Large

Shon Myers
President/Chief Executive Officer
Farmers & Merchants Bank


2020 LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY COMMITTEE

Kent James
CEO/President
Greenville National Bank

Jeff Kessler
VP, Business Manager
Heartland Bank

Diane Hoops
President and CEO
The Corn City State Bank

Brian Gehres
Chief Credit Officer
Richwood Bank

James (Tony) Gorrell
EVP, CFO & Director
Sutton Bank

Eric Faulkner
President
The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton

Alicia Freeman
President / CEO
The Peoples Bank

Robert L. Palmer
President & CEO
CBAO 

Ben Babcanec
SVP, Head of Retail Administration
Heartland Bank

Charlie Cecil
President
First City Bank

Leo Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Apple Creek Banking Company

Tom Caldwell
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Middlefield Banking Company

Mickey Schwarzbek
President & CEO
Sherwood State Bank

Chad Hoffman
President & CEO
Richwood Bank

Kate Fischer
President & CEO
Metamora State Bank

Donn Schafer
President & CEO
Settlers Bank

Tracey Craig
CEO
Woodsfield Savings Bank

Aza Bittinger, Jr. 
EVP/COO
CBAO

2020 EDUCATION & TRAINING COMMITTEE

Alicia Freeman - Chairman
President / CEO
The Peoples Bank

Donn Schafer
President & CEO
Settlers Bank

Alissa Griffith
VP, Director of HR
Heartland Bank

Kent James
CEO/President
Greenville National Bank

Diane Hoops
President and CEO
The Corn City State Bank

Frances Samson
Senior Vice President / Senior Loan Officer
Farmers State Bank

Rachel Weaver
Chief of Innovation
Richwood Bank

Lisa Keeney
Compliance / BSA Officer
The Citizens Bank Company

Timothy Coan
Chief Culture Officer
Richwood Bank

Tom Caldwell
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Middlefield Banking Company

Patti Webb
Education, Training & Special Events Coordinator
CBAO

Leo Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer
The Apple Creek Banking Company

Kate Fischer

President & CEO
Metamora State Bank

Aza Bittinger, Jr. 
EVP/COO
CBAO

Robert L. Palmer
President & CEO
CBAO

Eric Faulkner
President
The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton

Heidi Grant
President & CEO
The First National Bank of Germantown

Mickey Schwarzbek
President & CEO
Sherwood State Bank

Chad Hoffman
President & CEO
Richwood Bank

Charlie Cecil
President
First City Bank

Ben Babcanec
SVP, Head of Retail Administration
Heartland Bank