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Safe, Sound, Secure!  Community First Bank has been strong since 1904!

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Spring 2014

Community First Bank, NA is now on Facebook!  "Like" us today!


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Jalene Kin                  President/CEO, Senior Loan Officer

Sharon Haymond     VP/Cashier/BSA/Security/Information Officer

Nichole Burton         Assistant Cashier

Phil Beidelschies      AVP/Branch Manager/Loan Officer

Bob Wigle                AVP/Loan Officer

Deb Sturgeon           AVP/ IT Supervisor


Loan Officer Bios

Meet the people behind the desk! Community 1st Bank is proud to be a community minded financial institution. We'd love to meet with you and talk about your banking needs.

Board of Directors

Mary E. Fox
Board Member Since 1985

Daniel C. Harris
Carl R. Harris Electrical Contractors, LLC
Board Member Since 2005

Alan F. Kin
Retired Farmer
Board Member Since 1984

Jalene R. Kin
President/CEO Community First Bank, N.A.
Board Member Since 1999

Jerry Huston
Retired Farmer
Board Member Since 2010

Dr. W. Martin Miller, Chairman of the Board of Directors
Arlington Hardware, Arlington, OH
Board Member Since 1992

Sheryl Haushalter
VP/Robinson Fin Machines, Kenton
Board Member Since 2012

James W. McVitty
Director Emeritus 2010
Retired 20 Year Board Member


Max B. Heilman
Director Emeritus 2011
Retired 26 Year Board



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