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Victor H. Weaver Appointed President and CEO

Rachel D. Miller Promoted to Executive Vice President

APRIL 2021: The Board of Directors of The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. is pleased to announce a transition in leadership that will leverage the strong capabilities of its executive team, providing continuity in management and underscoring the Company’s focus on the long-term growth of the Bank.

With the retirement of Craig A. Lawhead on March 31, 2021 as CEO, the Board of Directors have appointed Victor Weaver as President and CEO. Weaver began his banking career at The Killbuck Savings Bank in 1993 and has held various leadership roles within the organization. Born and raised in Holmes County and contributing to the Bank’s success for over 27 years, the Board of Directors believe he is the right executive to lead the Bank in the years ahead, as Weaver’s breadth of experience, love of community, and understanding and insights of the industry will be instrumental in achieving the future growth of the organization.  Vic and his wife, Tammy, reside in Benton and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. 

Additionally, Rachel D. Miller has been promoted to Executive Vice President.  Mrs. Miller joined the bank in 2002.  As a West Holmes graduate, she began her career while attending Malone College where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration. She has held several positions within the Bank and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer.  The Board is confident in Rachel’s abilities, as a member of executive management, to lead the Bank into the future.  Mrs. Miller currently serves on the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  She resides in Millersburg with her husband, Joe, and their three children.   

“Mr. Weaver and Mrs. Miller are proven leaders of the Bank and their common sense and forward looking approach will only improve our bank for years to come,” said Craig Lawhead, retiring CEO.

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January 2021- Vic Weaver, President of The Killbuck Savings Bank Company is pleased to announce that Angela “Angie” S. Miller has accepted the position of Commercial Loan Officer at our Berlin office.  Ms. Miller began her banking career in 1999 here at The Killbuck Savings Bank. Rejoining the lending team at The Killbuck Savings Bank is like “coming home” said Miller.  

Angie brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, with expertise in commercial lending relationship management and business development. “Her relationship management skills, business and financial acumen as well as her desire to exceed customers’ expectations, coincide very nicely with our bank,” said Mr. Weaver.    

With an unwavering dedication to serving her community, Ms. Miller is the Fiscal Officer for Auburn Township, she serves on the Garaway Youth Girls Softball Board, Ragersville PTO, the Garaway Pirate Power Pack program, is the Garaway Girls Golf Coach, and volunteers with the Sugarcreek Business Association.  She is a firm believer that volunteering allows you to connect with your community and make it a better place. 

She, her husband, and their three children reside in Sugarcreek.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family camping, playing golf, and supporting her family in their extracurricular activities.

January 2021:  Coral Gables, Florida, BauerFinancial, Inc., the Nation’s Premier Bank Rating Firm, proudly announces that The Killbuck Savings Bank Co., Killbuck, Ohio has once again been awarded its highest (5-Star) rating for financial strength and stability. Earning a 5-Star rating indicates this bank excels in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality and much more. Earning and maintaining this top rating for 118 consecutive quarters, means that The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. did not just make it through the Great Recession and is not just holding on now during this pandemic, but has triumphed over everything that has been thrown its way for decades.

The “Best of Bauer Bank” designation is reserved specifically for banks that have earned Bauer’s highest rating (5-Stars) consistently for at least 25 consecutive years, like The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.. “That’s impressive in the best of times,” notes Karen Dorway, president of the research firm. “But I can’t overstate the strength and prudence that The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. has exhibited over the past decades that got it to this point. And as we begin 2021, we have every reason to believe that The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. will continue to thrive.”

The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. was established in 1900 and has been a boon for the communities it serves ever since. Whether at a branch, on your phone or online at killbuckbank.com, 5-Star rated The Killbuck Savings Bank Co. is ready, willing and able to serve its neighbors and friends.

The Killbuck Savings Bank Co.: “Community Banking. It's what we do. It's who we are. Every single day.”

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