Darren Cantlay Named Paducah Bank's CFO


Georgia native Darren Cantlay is Paducah Bank's new Chief Financial Officer.

He replaces John Durbin, who will move to the role of Chief Investment Officer.

Cantlay received a BBA in accounting degree at Valdosta State University and holds professional credentials of CPA, global management accountant, certified business coach and certified data analytics modeling professional. He is also a graduate of the Financial Managers School in Madison, WI.

“I am thrilled Darren has joined our team," said Paducah Bank CEO Mardie Herndon. "His unique experience will benefit our employee owners and certainly our clients. Darren’s fresh perspective will prove to be invaluable as we embrace new opportunities and continue to build toward our future. Darren and his wife, Donna, believe in community engagement and are eager to become involved in the communities we serve.”

Cantlay has more than 25 years of work in the financial services industry with expertise driving financial growth and M&A success. His work history includes serving as the CFO for a complex $1.2 billion bank holding company headquartered in Georgia with multiple operations throughout the Midwest. He has also consulted as a virtual and contract CFO for various businesses throughout the country.  

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 140 people. Paducah Bank received a 5-star rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s premier bank rating firm. The bank has earned this 5-star rating for 48 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.  It was named Business of the Year by the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce and won Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Awards from 2012-2021. The bank won the Louisville Mayor's Worksite Wellness Award numerous times. In 2019, Paducah Bank won the Governor’s Service Award and in 2021 won three Telly Awards for television commercials.