March 11, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Information:
Senior Vice President/Marketing
Citizens Union Bank
E. Ryburn Weakley
Retires as Member of
The Board of Directors of Citizens Union Bank
E. Ryburn Weakley, of Bagdad, KY, retired as an active Director of Citizens Union Bank as of January 1, 2016. He became a member of the Board of Directors of Citizens Union Bank in 1986 when the Bank acquired Farmers & Traders Bank. During his years of service the Bank grew from a single county to seven counties and in size to over $500 Million in Assets.
Mr. Weakley graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1950 as the outstanding male student in his graduating class receiving the Algernon Sidney Sullivan award. He then went home to the family farm to help care for his ailing parents and run the farm. He worked for Thompson and Nash for year or two in sales, and married his wife, Bettie, in October 1956. He started working at Bagdad Roller Mills in 1956 and officially retired after 40 years in 1996. He continued to work on a part time basis at the mill for 4-5 more years. Since then he has continued to serve on the Board at Citizens Union Bank and has been active in running the family farm. He has for many years served as deacon at Buffalo Lick Baptist Church and has also been active as an alumnus of the UK College of Agriculture.
At the Bank he has served on the Trust Committee, Asset Liability Committee, and the Directors Loan Committee while providing valuable advice. David Bowling, CEO, stated “Mr. Weakley is highly respected throughout Shelby and the surrounding counties and the agriculture industry. We thank him for his service and his consistent promotion of Citizens Union Bank these past 30 years.”
Citizens Union Bank’s present and past member of the Board of Directors, Management and employees would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Weakley for his dutiful service to the Bank.