2012-12-12 / Local & State

CNB Bank President/CEO Retires

Successor named

Charles S. Trump IV, chairman of the board of directors of CNB Financial Services Inc. and CNB Bank Inc., has announced the retirement of Thomas F. Rokisky as president/CEO of CNB Bank Inc., effective January 2, 2013. Rokisky will continue to serve as president/ CEO of the bank’s parent company, CNB Financial Services Inc., and as a director of both CNB Financial Services and CNB Bank.

Mark D. Harrell, senior executive officer, has been chosen by the board of directors as the bank’s new president/CEO.

Rokisky has more than 40 years of banking experience, serving in senior level positions for much of this time. He started his career in banking at Lowndes Bank in Clarksburg, W. Va., as administrative assistant to the president. While at Lowndes, he rose within the ranks to become executive vice president and secretary of the board of directors before moving to Berkeley Springs in 1990 to work for CNB as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was elected to the board of directors in 1993 and, in 1996, was appointed the company’s president/CEO.

CNB has achieved numerous accomplishments with Rokisky as president. Since serving as its chief executive, the bank has grown from $109 million in assets in 1996 to more than $280 million in assets today. Loans have grown by $91 million and deposits by $150 million, while the book value of the company’s stock has increased by 182 percent.

Harrell came to CNB with more than two decades of banking experience. He previously served as assistant vice president of The First National Bank of Maryland and as vice president of Hagerstown Trust. Most recently, he served as president of Centra Bank of Hagerstown, a position he held from 2007 until his appointment at CNB in January 2012.

CNB Financial Services, Inc. is the bank holding company for CNB Bank Inc. and is headquartered in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. CNB Bank has five branch offices located in Berkeley Springs, Hedgesville, Martinsburg, and Spring Mills, W. Va., and one branch in Hancock, Md.

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