Blake Vandermeulen Appointed Chief Credit Officer

Paducah Bank has announced the appointment of Blake Vandermeulen as Chief Credit Officer.

"As we began discussing the desired attributes for the person who would fill this role, the consistent theme was the importance of having someone who understood our credit culture and high expectations,” said Paducah Bank President and CEO Mardie Herndon. “We are fortunate to have someone with Blake’s skillset, analytical ability, and thoughtful communication style serving as our next CCO. Blake's promotion to Chief Credit Officer is a testament to Paducah Bank's commitment to internal talent development and maintaining high standards in our credit culture. His analytical skills and thoughtful approach to client relations are key qualities that will undoubtedly guide his success in this new position.”

Vandermeulen, who joined Paducah Bank in 2016, brings a rich background and nearly 20 years of experience with both national and community banks. The Paducah native is a graduate of Lone Oak High School. He also earned a bachelor of science degree in finance at the University of Kentucky.  He is a graduate of Leadership Paducah and Leadership Graves County. He serves on the Habitat for Humanity Board and is a past member of the Graves County Economic  Development Board.

“I am proud to serve in this role and look forward to contributing to growing our customer relationships and continuing our commitment to providing an exceptional client experience,” said Vandermeulen.