Sr. Vice President
at Columbus First Bank
- Resides in Dublin, Ohio
- “Everyone talks about offering personal service, but here it comes naturally, as all of us have small, community bank backgrounds. That's why banking here, and working here, are both such good experiences.”
Frank joined Columbus First as senior vice president in July 2009. He began his long lending career some fifty years ago in Belpre, Ohio.
In 1984, after twenty years with a community bank – the last five as president – he moved to Columbus to start a new banking office for then Findlay-based Ohio Bank. Frank served as a commercial lender and regional president, and continued in those positions after the bank merged with Sky Bank. Later, in the fall of 2002, he stepped down as Sky's district president, but continued in his lending roll, eventually growing his loan portfolio to over $300 million in commitments and $200 million in loans outstanding.
At Columbus First, Frank continues to work with business, professional, and investor clients, arranging operating lines, term loans, and commercial real estate loans – both construction and permanent. Also, as he did earlier at the Ohio Bank, he often arranges loan participations with other community banks, in order to accommodate clients with larger borrowing needs.
Frank is a graduate of a number of national banking schools, and a 1991 graduate of Marietta College. He has served with a number of state and national banking trade associations, including as director and national membership chairman for the Bank Marketing Association. Before his move to Columbus, he and his wife and five children also operated a 300-acre Angus cattle farm in Athens County.
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