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Loan Officer Bios

Robert “Bob” Wigle - NMLS - #416969

Bob, an Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer, joined the bank in 2002 and brings more than 40 years of banking experience to Community First Bank, N.A.   Available at all three Community First Bank offices, Bob serves customers in all aspects of business, agricultural, and consumer lending.   Keeping abreast of changes, he attends industry seminars and has completed banking courses through The Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Kent State University.   Memberships include the BPOE #83 and Moose #428 lodges, the American Legion, and is a lifetime member of HOG (Harley Owners Group).   In his spare time, traveling around on his motorcycle with his wife and friends, and the love of classic cars keep him busy.   Working with customers in a small community bank, Bob enjoys getting to know people in order to better serve their lending needs.  

Philip “Phil” Beidelschies - NMLS - #418450

As Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President, Phil brings over 30 years of banking experience to Community First Bank, N.A.   A life long Upper Sandusky area resident, he currently oversees the daily operation of the Upper office, and serves area customers in the agricultural, business, mortgage, and consumer lending area.   His focus is providing excellent service to the customers.   In many cases, he enjoys working with all generations of families helping them to fulfill their dreams and needs.    Phil has attended classes through the American Institute of Banking and other banking schools to update practices and procedures.   Phil is a member and past officer of the Upper Sandusky Rotary Club, and volunteers for many community programs.   Away from the bank, Phil is active in church activities, enjoys watching sports and playing with his grandchildren.   He looks forward to working with the people of our banking area for all their financial needs.  

Jalene R. Kin - NMLS - #416761

Currently serving as the President/Chief Executive Officer and Head of Lending, Jalene brings 34 years of experience to the bank with 24 of those years at Community First Bank, N.A.   She is a 2001 graduate of the University of Colorado Graduate School of Banking, and the Ohio School of Banking, the Ohio School of Real Estate Lending, the Ohio School of Commercial Lending, Purdue University Agricultural School of Lending, and is a 1993 graduate of Hardin Leadership.   Jalene has been an active member of the Kenton Rotary Club since 1995, is currently a member of the Forest Revitalization Committee, and is a past president of The Hardin County Chamber of Commerce.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Riverdale Education Foundation in conjunction with the Riverdale Local Schools and serves on the Hardin County Revolving Loan Fund.  When not at the bank, you can find Jalene in the bleachers watching high school basketball games.   A high priority for our bank is to provide excellent customer service along with offering a wide variety of financial products to service the communities in which Community First Bank, N.A. serves.


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