Cory Hicks Elected to Paducah Bank Board

3/29/2023

Cory Hicks, Business Director for Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, has been elected as a new member of The Paducah Bank and Trust Company Board of Directors.   “The Directors of Paducah Bank are extremely pleased and proud that Cory has joined our Board,” said Chairman of the Board Joe Framptom. “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to benefit from his many talents, which will greatly enhance the strength of our board.”

Hicks is an original member of the Paducah Bank Advisory Board, which began in 2018. He earned a

Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma. He worked for former US Congressman Ed Whitfield for nearly a decade, including as the Congressman’s Chief of Staff.  In June 2017, Hicks was named the Business Director for the Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, which is contracted to a 10-year cleanup at the Department of Energy site. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the U.S. Government’s power and energy initiatives as well as supporting policy deployment.  Hicks oversees, directs, and manages over 115 people in a variety of areas including records and document administration, equipment fleet management, information technology, human resource, finance, procurement, property, and communications.

Hicks is an active community leader, having recently completed a term as chairman of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  He also serves on the Greater Paducah Economic Development Board and was named the 2019 Young Leader of Western Kentucky by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and Paducah Sun.

“Cory has a long record of service, and I believe his leadership, enthusiasm, and engagement will be essential to our organization as we plan for the future,” said Paducah Bank President and CEO Mardie Herndon.

 About Paducah Bank

Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally owned bank with banking centers in six locations in Paducah and Louisville and employs more than 130 people. Paducah Bank received a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation's premier bank rating firm. In June, Paducah Bank was notified that it had earned the highest rating that BauerFinancial awards! The bank has earned this 5-star rating for 44 consecutive quarters! The bank also received the distinction of exceptional performance bank, a status reserved for banks that have earned Bauer's highest rating for 10 consecutive years!  Paducah Bank was named as the #1 Best Place to Work in Kentucky among medium-sized companies and was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation's Top 15 Small Workplaces.  They were named Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers' Choice Awards from 2012-2021 and have won the Louisville Mayor's Worksite Wellness Award numerous times. In 2019, Paducah Bank won the Governor's Service Award and earlier this year won three Telly Awards.