PARKERSBURG - WesBanco Bank Inc. has named Parkersburg resident Joe D. Campbell as the new market president for its Parkersburg region.
Campbell's promotion was effective May 1 as he replaces outgoing Market President Larry Johnson, who retired April 30 after 15 years of service to WesBanco and more than 40 years in the banking industry.
"I'm obviously looking forward to the opportunity and the challenges," Campbell said Monday of his new position.
He will continue in his current commercial development role for WesBanco and will build on that in the future, he said.
"It will be challenging and fun to be involved in all of the communities" in the Parkersburg region, he said.
As market president, Campbell will be responsible for supporting all corporate goals and directing his market's performance to positively impact the overall goals of the company. He previously served as senior vice president and senior commercial banker, corporate banking - Parkersburg and Kanawha Valley regions.
Campbell began his professional career as a bank examiner for the state of West Virginia in 1978. After three years of service he accepted a position with an independent oil and gas contractor and served as an accountant and office manager until 1985, when he joined the Mid-Ohio Valley banking community.
He has held positions of authority in the Mid-Ohio Valley banking community for 28 years. From 1985 to 1998 he served in a number of managerial capacities, including vice president and cashier - operations officer for Wood County Bank and Commerce Bank and as commercial sales executive with Huntington Bank.
While employed by Huntington, he was promoted to regional retail manager and vice president before being appointed regional president and city executive for the Parkersburg region. He joined WesBanco Bank - Parkersburg in 1998.
Campbell earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Glenville State College, and attended graduate school at Marshall University. He is a graduate of the West Virginia School of Banking, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and the Risk Management Association's Advanced Lending School at East Carolina University.
He has been involved with West Virginia University at Parkersburg since 1999, serving on its board of advisers for nine years and as chairman from 2003-2006. He served simultaneously on the board of governors of West Virginia University from 2003-2006 as chairman of the Regional Campus Committee. In 2008 he was appointed to, and continues to serve on WVU-P's Board of Governors as chairman.
He also served on the board of trustees of Camden Clark from 1997 to 2011 and as a member of its board of directors for the past two years. He has also been a member of the board of the Wood County Development Authority since 2003, serving as chairman for two years, and for the past three years on the board of Camden Clark Physicians Corp.
Campbell's professional affiliations include the West Virginia Chapter of the Risk Management Association, where he has served as a board member since 2002. He has also held positions of leadership with a number of charitable organizations over the course of 27 years, including the American Heart Association, the United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley and the Family Crisis Intervention Center.
He and his wife, Marcia, have a grown son, Scott, and reside in Parkersburg.