OVB names Shepherd executive vice president
Tommy R. Shepherd has been named executive vice president and secretary of Ohio Valley Bank and senior vice president and secretary of OVBC.
Shepherd, a native of Lawrence County, Ohio, is a graduate of Symmes Valley High School. He holds a bank marketing diploma from Miami University, a customer service diploma from the American Institute of Banking and a diploma from the Bank Leadership Institute.
Shepherd began his career at Ohio Valley Bank in 1984 as a teller and through the years has held various roles in deposit management, marketing and training. He is a three-time winner of the Instructor of the Year award for the bank’s internal continuing education program.
Shepherd also played key roles in the bank’s debut of in-store branches in 1996, the launch of NetTeller internet banking and the bank’s first website in 2000, and more recently the development of the bank’s cash-back Rewards Checking and high-yield Prime Investment accounts. Shepherd’s base of operations will continue to be the Main Office located in downtown Gallipolis, Ohio.
In his community, Shepherd is a member of the Symmes Valley Local Board of Education, serving Symmes Valley High School, his alma mater. He is a member and past board president of McDaniel Crossroads Church of Patriot, Ohio.