GNB announces retirement, promotions


Staff report



Bixler

Bixler


Benedict


Lefeld


GREENVILLE — Recently GNB Banking Centers recognized the retirement of Brad Bixler and the promotion of Angela Benedict and Natasha Lefeld to officer level positions.

Brad Bixler was a Senior Vice President, Chief Loan Officer, Troy Banking Center Manager, and the previous Arcanum Branch Manager. Brad joined the GNB family in 1980. Born and raised in Pitsburg, he and his wife, Lisa, made Pitsburg their home where they raised their two sons, Marcus and Gavin, and were very involved in the community. Brad managed the Arcanum branch for many years before he and Lisa decided to move to Troy. Shortly thereafter, GNB opened the Troy Banking Center and Brad became the first manager of that office. Over the course of his years at GNB, Brad made lots of loans helping folks purchase homes, fund farm operations, start businesses, buy cars, trucks, equipment, and more. During his tenure at GNB, Brad also built many friendships and cared deeply about his customers. Though you won’t see him in his office anymore, you will likely run into Brad out and about with Lisa (to whom he’s been married for 40 years) and his six grandchildren — who are very excited about his retirement.

The GNB Troy Banking Center is left in the capable hands of Kevin Kissinger and Angela Benedict. Kevin has been a loan officer at the Troy Banking Center since he came to GNB in 2018.

Angela has worked in Customer Service in Troy since the temporary Banking Center opened in 2017. She was very involved in decisions regarding the design and décor of the new, permanent office where the bank is now located on Main Street. Angela was promoted to loan officer and manager of the Troy Banking Center as Bixler retired. She joined the GNB family in July, 2000. Beginning as a teller at the Sycamore Branch for 5 years, Angela then moved to the Arcanum Branch where she did teller and customer service work as well as commercial and consumer loan processing for 10 years. She then moved to the Bookkeeping Department in Greenville for 3 years before progressing to the Troy Banking Center. Angela and her husband, Jason, have 2 sons and reside outside Arcanum. She is a member of the Troy Kiwanis Club and Troy Chamber of Commerce.

Natasha Lefeld was also added to GNB’s officer ranks in June when she was promoted to the position of eBanking Center Manager. Natasha and husband, Darin, reside in St. Henry with their 3 sons. Natasha became part of the GNB family in July, 1998. With an Associate Degree in Office Information Systems from Sinclair Community College, Natasha began at GNB as an administrative assistant for 22 years, some of that working part-time. Whether part-time or full-time, Natasha was always willing to jump in and help wherever needed and gained a wealth of knowledge about the bank’s deposit operations. As internet banking became more popular with customers, Natasha became the go-to person for questions. Natasha now oversees GNB’s eBanking Center. Outside the bank Natasha can often be found at the ballfield cheering on one or more of her boys.

Bixler
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Benedict
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/08/web1_Angela-Benedict.jpgBenedict

Lefeld
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/08/web1_Natasha-Lefeld.jpgLefeld

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