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Williamstown Bank names new president and CEO

WILLIAMSTOWN – Williamstown Bank begins a new chapter as it welcomes a new president and chief executive officer.

Sharon K. Anderson will succeed E.K. Sleeth, whose retirement is effective May 1, the board of directors announced.

“I have been preparing for retirement over the last year. The bank is fortunate to have a person of Ms. Anderson’s talent and experience to lead the bank into the future. Community banks are a vital part of any community and Williamstown Bank will continue to attempt to fulfill the financial needs of Wood County and the surrounding area,” Sleeth said.

Dedicated to the bank since 2002, Anderson brings a myriad of skills and training to her new title. She has served as balancing clerk, assistant office manager – Parkersburg, assistant vice president and bank security Officer, vice president-operations and most recently as senior vice president, according to a press release from Williamstown Bank.

Along with those previous titles, Anderson has been in charge of several bank operations including budgeting, maintaining the bank investment portfolio, deposit and teller operations, daily balancing and support, product development and implementation, marketing and maintaining the bank’s online presence, the release said.

“The chairman and board of directors have full faith in Sharon’s ability to run the day to day operations and lead us into the future of community banking,” Alan Criss, chairman of the board, said.

Anderson has a bachelor’s degree in history from King University in Bristol, TN, class of 2002, and is a 2012 graduate of The Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Outside of her many banking duties, Anderson spends a lot of time helping the community. She’s an active member and former president of the Rotary Club of Wood County, serves on the Camden Clark Foundation Board, is a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Mid-Ohio Valley and serves on the Government Relations Committee, the release said.

Anderson also attends church at Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna and lives in Williamstown with her husband and daughter.

“I am excited for the opportunity to help lead Williamstown Bank into the future, keeping our niche customer service, for which we have been known for over 100 years, while providing the latest in technology to meet our customers’ banking needs. I am glad to be a part of an organization that is community minded and that works hard to give back, and I hope to continue to build on the strong foundation which has been laid for me by my predecessors,” Anderson said.

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