Ro Byrd selected for Leadership Kentucky Class 2020


Rolandas (Ro) Byrd, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager and Community Enrichment Officer for Paducah Bank, has been selected for the 2020 Leadership Kentucky program. 

Leadership Kentucky is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership development programs in the United States.  The non-profit educational organization brings together a select group of people who possess a broad variety of leadership abilities, career accomplishments, and volunteer activities, to gain insight into complex issues facing the state.  The program is made up of seven two-day sessions where participants gather to learn and gain insight on the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its challenges and opportunities. Throughout the sessions, class members will meet with many of Kentucky’s current leaders and explore the state’s opportunities and resources.

Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Kentucky.  He serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Opera, American Cancer Society, and Wellspring for Mental Health Recovery.  He received the Black Achievers Award, and Louisville Business First named him to their prestigious “Forty under 40” list.

Paducah Bank is an award-winning, locally-owned bank with six locations in Paducah and Louisville.  Paducah Bank employs 135 people and is currently the top small business lender and the top mortgage lender in Paducah/McCracken County.  Paducah Bank was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Kentucky among all 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 2012-2020. They also won the Governor’s top Worksite Wellness Award in 2018 and the Kentucky Business Service Award in 2019.