Barry Smith Joins Paducah Bank as Director of Private Banking


barry smithBarry Smith has accepted the position of director of private banking with The Paducah Bank and Trust Company. In this role, Smith will be responsible for leading efforts to integrate private banking clients with additional wealth management solutions available to them at Paducah Bank.  He will also serve as a key relationship manager and aggressively work to expand the Paducah Bank presence within western Kentucky.

“Barry is a seasoned leader with an unwavering commitment to this market,” said Paducah Bank President Mardie Herndon. “I am pleased that he and his wife Amy are now part of the Paducah Bank family. This move underscores our commitment to growth and illustrates the level of confidence that we have and the opportunity that we see in both the local market and the entire western Kentucky market. Private Banking will continue to expand as we invest for the future and focus on top talent.”

Prior to beginning his banking career with Union Planters in 2000, Smith had more than 20 years of professional sales and management experience across the industries of food/beverage distribution and insurance. He joined Regions Bank in Paducah in 2006 and served as the market president for Regions Bank of Western Kentucky since that time. Smith is active within our community and maintains leadership roles with the Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Paducah, Board of Directors for the Luther F. Carson Center for the Performing Arts, and serves as Finance Committee Chair for Broadway United Methodist Church.

Paducah Bank is an award winning, locally owned bank with banking centers in six locations in the city and 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 and was named Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Awards in 2012, 2013, and 2014. Recently, the bank received 10 TELLY Awards for their television commercials, and was named one of the Top 50 Banks in the nation for effective use of social media by ICBA. Paducah Bank was the only Kentucky bank to make the list.