Jake DeHart. (Submitted photo)
Jake DeHart. (Submitted photo)
Merchants National Bank announced this week that Jacob “Jake” DeHart will be joining the bank as a vice president and CFO. In addition to his CFO duties, DeHart will have responsibilities in the Audit and Compliance, Bank Security, Business Development, Credit Risk and Facilities departments.

Having started his professional career as a team leader in the McDonald’s Corporation accounting department's North American division, DeHart has progressively grown his financial oversight experience. DeHart grew his passion for community banking as controller and then CFO for a Clinton County financial institution over the past 11 years. His efforts have extended to leadership roles with the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce as president and chairman and to numerous volunteer leadership roles with notable Clinton County organizations.

Graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kent State University and the Ohio Bankers League Bank Management School, DeHart has an Ohio roots connection that embodies the Real Community Bank approach of Merchants National Bank.

“I am excited to join Merchants National Bank, which is a local bank with strong local connections that prides itself on being a Real Community Bank,” DeHart said. “I have long admired the reputation of the bank and look forward to helping lead our efforts forward with strong financial oversight and efficient operations supporting our customer service staff and the many customers we serve.”

DeHart lives in Clarksville with his wife, Audrey, and two children, ages 13 and 9.

About Merchants National Bank: Established in 1879, Merchants National Bank is an independent institution built upon a foundation of financial strength and customer service to be a Real Community Bank.

The employees of the Merchants National Bank specialize in providing exceptional service on a personal level. The bank is large enough to provide financial products at competitive prices, yet small enough to know its customers. MNB offers real estate, construction, bridge, commercial and installment loans, all designed to meet dynamic customer needs.

Merchants National Bank has 17 convenient local offices in Athens, Hillsboro, Greenfield, Washington Court House, London, Mt. Orab, Springfield, Batavia, Georgetown, Marysville, Wilmington, and Logan. Supported by ATMs at 15 locations, each office is individually and locally managed.

The bank’s guiding philosophy is simple: We are a family of independent minds making local decisions, which keeps us very close to the customers we serve. In an extremely competitive environment, this fact really makes the difference. Learn more at www.merchantsnat.com.