Hanson retires after nearly 50 years in banking


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After nearly 50 years in the banking industry and 16 years at First State Bank, Jo Hanson will retire on Feb. 28. Employees of the bank marked her retirement with a reception over the lunch hour at the First State Bank headquarters in Winchester on Feb. 24.

Throughout her banking career, Hanson has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank and BancOhio in Cincinnati. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of roles, but mainly in human resources and marketing. For the last 16 years, Hanson has served as vp/human resources manager and provided leadership to the bank as part of the Senior Management Executive Team. A lifelong Adams County resident, Hanson currently resides in Peebles and says she has been honored to work at First State Bank and is thankful for the opportunities at the company and the friendships she has forged over the years. In her retirement, she looks forward to spending more time with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Jo for many years and she has been an invaluable member of our Senior Management Team,” said Mike Pell, president and CEO of First State Bank. “She will be greatly missed by the employees of our company, but we wish her the very best in her next chapter of retirement.”

First State Bank offers customers a full range of products including traditional, personal, commercial and agricultural loan and deposit solutions. Additionally, First State Bank customers have the option of online and mobile banking. FSB Mobile App users also now have the option of mobile check deposit, so checks can be deposited anywhere, anytime.

First State Bank has been a community institution since 1884. With a loan production office in Clinton County (non-depository office, not insured by the FDIC) and banking center locations in Adams, Brown, Highland, Fayette and Hamilton counties, all banking center operations and management are locally controlled.

To learn more about First State Bank, visit www.fsb4me.com.

Submitted by Elena Zint, marketing manager, First State Bank.

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