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Rogers, Seese, Mangano join board at First Exchange Bank

FAIRMONT — Kevin Rogers, Michael Seese and Mark Mangano have been elected to the board of directors of the First Exchange Bank.

Rogers has more than 35 years of experience in electrical contracting and related industries. He is the founder and president of Rogers Electric and owner of several other successful businesses in North Central West Virginia. He has deep roots in First Exchange Bank’s geographical market with diverse community service, serving on the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. He and his wife, Tina, reside in Fairmont and have two adult children and four grandchildren.

“First Exchange Bank has a rich history of serving the banking needs of our community with a mission that places an emphasis on customer service and customer satisfaction, which has been the foundation of my personal business practice,” said Rogers. “I look forward to serving on the Board and being part of the growth of this financial institution.”

Seese, who was raised in North Central West Virginia, is a financial adviser who graduated from the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics in 1994 with a BBA in accounting. Seese is a founding partner of Commonwealth Financial Services, which manages over $360 million in assets with offices in Parkersburg, Wheeling, Athens, St. Clairsville and Woodsfield. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married since May 1998. They have one son, Zachary and two dogs, Bella and Charley. They have been residents of Parkersburg since 2000. Seese’s passions include hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.

“I am excited to be a part of the board of directors of First Exchange Bank and look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow First Exchange Bank’s presence as North Central West Virginia’s premier bank as we continue to leverage our new White Hall location and look for opportunities throughout the region,” he said.

Mangano, a native of the Northern Panhandle, is a lawyer with Jackson Kelly PLLC practicing with the banking industry group, focusing on areas including strategic planning, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and commercial lending. He has over 25 years of experience in community banking and financial services, recently serving as the president and chief executive officer of a bank he owned.

“I am honored to join the talented and accomplished board of First Exchange Bank and share the board’s commitment to excellence, service, and the values of community banking,” Mangano said. “I hope to contribute to the Bank’s continued success in improving the lives of our customers and employees while building the communities we serve.”

The board is pleased to have Rogers, Seese and Mangano, according to William Goettel, president and CEO of First Exchange Bank.

“The cornerstone of our strategic plan is to become a high-performing regional community bank,” Goettel said. “Adding top talent across all areas of the company, including our board of directors, is paramount to achieving our objective. We are fortunate to be able to attract new directors who are accomplished leaders and have built and led successful businesses and high-performing teams. Their wealth of knowledge and experience coupled with their diverse backgrounds will be an asset to our Board and the Company in the successful execution of our strategic plan.”

First Exchange Bank’s board of directors includes nine other business leaders and community members. 2020 marks First Exchange Bank’s 88th year serving customers in North-Central West Virginia, with branch offices in White Hall, Fairmont, Morgantown, Mannington, Fairview, Hundred, and online at FirstExchangeBank.com.

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