Patrick H. Tackett

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Ohio Valley Bank President and CEO Tom Wiseman recently announced the promotion of Patrick H. Tackett to Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer, of Ohio Valley Bank and Vice President of Ohio Valley Banc Corp.

Wiseman commented, “Pat has been a valuable member of the Ohio Valley Bank team for a long time. He’s what Chairman Smith likes to call a homegrown tomato. Pat will continue to be a valuable asset to OVB. His leadership and civic involvement exemplify our ‘Community First’ mission.”

Tackett began his career at Ohio Valley Bank in 1983 during his senior year at Gallia Academy High School. He started out as a loan clerk and worked his way up through the company. His education in banking is extraordinary having earned diplomas from not one, but five programs: the Ohio School of Consumer Credit at Kent State, the Ohio School of Banking at Ohio University, the Academy for Financial Executives at The Ohio State University, the Ohio Bankers League Bank Leadership Institute, and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Over the years, Tackett has served on numerous civic committees and charitable projects in his community. He is currently treasurer of the Gallia County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and serves on the River Recreation Festival committee. In 2016, the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce honored him with the Marianne Campbell Volunteer of the Year Award.

Ohio Valley Bank, established in 1872, operates 19 offices throughout southern Ohio and western West Virginia including in Pomeroy, Ohio. The Bank is owned by parent company, Ohio Valley Banc Corp., which also owns Loan Central, a finance company specializing in loans and tax services. Ohio Valley Banc Corp. stock is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC. The company’s website is www.ovbc.com.