Melanie Walker McNeill, Vice President and Trust Officer at Paducah Bank, will become president of the Rotary Club of Paducah on July 1, 2017. She will serve as the fifth female president in the Club’s 102 year history.
The Rotary Club of Paducah began in 1915 with 55 men committed to service. Today, the club’s membership includes more than 40 women, with approximately 200 members.
McNeill is looking forward to her term as president and is excited about this year’s Rotary International theme, Making a Difference. “I hope to lead our club in making a difference in the lives of people in Paducah, and to work with the Rotary Foundation to make a difference around the world,” said McNeill.
As a Rotarian of 10 years, McNeill has served on the Board of Directors for the last seven years, as well lead efforts as the Quilt Show Chair and Program Chair.
In addition to Rotary Club, McNeill has served in leadership roles for the United Way of Paducah McCracken County, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, and served as President of the Charity League of Paducah. She has also been actively involved with the American Cancer Society and Easter Seals West Kentucky.
McNeill has been a part of the Paducah Bank team for 19 years. She earned her degree in business administration from Murray State University and is a graduate of Canon Financial Institute Trust School.
Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally-owned bank with locations in the city and county. The Bank has six locations throughout the community and employs 135 people. Paducah Bank is currently the top small business lender and the top mortgage lender in Paducah/McCracken County. Paducah Bank was named the Best Place to Work in Kentucky among medium-sized companies in 2006. In 2008, Paducah Bank was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s Top 15 Small Workplaces. Paducah Bank was named Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, the Bank was the only Kentucky bank recognized for the effective use of social media by the Independent Community Bankers of America.