CBAO Board & Committee Members

CBAO Chairman

Scott McComb
Chairman, President and CEO
Heartland Bank

  • Executive Committee - Chairman
  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee
  • CBAO Service Corporation Board - Chairman

CBAO 1st Vice Chairman

Tracey Craig
President and Chief Executive Officer
Woodsfield Savings Bank

  • Executive Committee
  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee
  • CBAO Insurance Agency, Inc. Board - Chairman

CBAO 2nd Vice Chair

Alicia Freeman
President / Chief Executive Officer
The Peoples Bank

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

CBAO CEO / Secretary

Robert L. Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Community Bankers Association of Ohio

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

2020 CBAO Chairman

Charlie Cecil
President
First City Bank

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

CBAO 2018 CBAO Chairman

Chad Hoffman
President & CEO
Richwood Bank

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

CBAO 2019 Chairman

Kate Fischer 
President & CEO 
Metamora State Bank

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

CBAO Region 1 Director

Ben Babcanec
SVP / Chief Operating Officer
Heartland Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Region 2 Director

Kent James
CEO/President
Greenville National Bank

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

CBAO Region 3 Director

Donn Schafer
President & CEO
Settlers Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Region 4 Director

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

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

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

Diane Hoops
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Corn City State Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Director at Large

Eric Faulkner
President
The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

CBAO Director at Large

Shon Myers
President/Chief Executive Officer
Farmers & Merchants Bank

  • Legislative & Regulatory Committee
  • Education & Training Committee

2021 LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY COMMITTEE

Kent James - Chairman
CEO/President
Greenville National Bank

Tracey Craig
President and Chief Executive Officer
Woodsfield Savings Bank

Alicia Freeman
President and CEO
The Peoples Bank

Jeff Kessler
Vice President, Business Manager
Heartland Bank

Brian Gehres
Chief Operating Officer
Richwood Bank

James (Tony) Gorrell
CEO
Sutton Bank

Mike Ranttila
CFO
The Middlefield Banking Company

Ben Babcanec
SVP / Chief Operating Officer
Heartland Bank

Donn Schafer
President & CEO
The Settlers Bank

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

Diane Hoops
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Corn City State Bank

Eric Faulkner
President
The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton

Tom Caldwell
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Middlefield Banking Company

Charlie Cecil
President / CEO / Director
First City Bank

Kate Fischer
President & Chief Executive Officer / Director
Metamora State Bank

Chad Hoffman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Richwood Bank

Robert L. Palmer
President/Chief Executive Officer
Community Bankers Association of Ohio

Aza Bittinger, Jr.
President/COO
Community Bankers Association of Ohio

Scott McComb
Chairman, President and CEO
Heartland Bank

Shon Myers
President/Chief Executive Officer
Farmers & Merchants Bank

2021 EDUCATION & TRAINING COMMITTEE

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

Alicia Freeman
President / CEO
The Peoples Bank

Tracey Craig
President and Chief Executive Officer
Woodsfield Savings Bank

Timothy Coan
Chief Culture Officer
Richwood Bank

Lisa Keeney
Compliance / BSA Officer
The Citizens Bank Company

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

Heidi Grant
President & CEO
The First National Bank of Germantown

Audra Johnson 
Executive Vice President, Marketing
Vinton County National Bank

Ben Babcanec
SVP / Chief Operating Office
Heartland Bank

Kent James
CEO/President
Greenville National Bank

Donn Schafer
President & CEO
Settlers Bank

Diane Hoops
President and CEO
The Corn City State Bank

Eric Faulkner
President
The Citizens National Bank of Bluffton

Tom Caldwell
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Middlefield Banking Company

Chad Hoffman
President & CEO
Richwood Bank

Charlie Cecil
President
First City Bank

Kate Fischer 
President & CEO 
Metamora State Bank

Scott McComb
Chairman, President and CEO
Heartland Bank

Shon Myers
President/Chief Executive Officer
Farmers & Merchants Bank

Robert L. Palmer
Chief Executive Officer
Community Bankers Association of Ohio

Aza Bittinger, Jr.
President/COO
Community Bankers Association of Ohio

Patti Webb
Education, Training & Special Events Coordinator
Community Bankers Association of Ohio