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Business briefs, Feb. 14

Hunt elected chair of traditional banking organization’s executive committee

         Varela

     Hunt

Joye Hunt, senior vice president and chief financial officer for PBK Bank in Stanford, has been elected chair of the Executive Committee of Friends of Traditional Banking, with Virginia Varela as vice chair. Ty Abston, who has served as chair of the board for the 2017-2019 term, becomes immediate past chair.  

“Joye will provide strong leadership to continue our positive momentum,” Abston said. “FOTB is becoming a very powerful weapon in the fight to preserve traditional community banking.”

Hunt has served on the FOTB Executive Committee and previously represented Kentucky on FOTB’s Nationwide Banker Board. She has more than 30 years of community banking experience. She has been long involved with the Kentucky Bankers Association and has a passion for traditional community banks and the people they serve.

“I want to thank Ty for his amazing leadership, commitment, and guidance of our organization. FOTB has been elevated to new levels of success,” Hunt said. “With the rapid decline in numbers and presence of our community banks, FOTB is vitally important to the survival and fight for our remaining community banks and the communities and customers they serve. I am honored and consider it a personal privilege to be working with the FOTB teams in this noble cause.”