Paducah Bank Promotes John Ellis to Chief Risk Officer

John Ellis has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer by the Paducah Bank Board of Directors.  Ellis, a 12-year Paducah Bank veteran, is a graduate of St. Mary High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and finance from the University of Kentucky.

Ellis is responsible for assessing, monitoring and guiding our company through all aspects of Risk.  John has been a member of my leadership team for the past few years and has achieved outstanding results specific to working through facility challenges, physical security and credit metrics.  

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 Best Bank in the Paducah Sun Readers’ Choice Awards from 2012-2021 and has won the Louisville Mayor's Worksite Wellness Award numerous times. In 2019, Paducah Bank won the Governor’s Service Award. In 2020, they won the William. H. Natcher Award by the Kentucky Library Association. They won three Telly Awards in 2021 as well as the Governor’s Business Award for the Arts.