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James E. (Jim) Kleinfelter

President & CEO, Director
Beachwood

As President & CEO, Jim is responsible for the Bank’s overall management, and its strategic direction, as well as being, one of the Bank’s many faces in the community. Jim is native of Fostoria, Ohio and has more than 35 years of banking experience, including many years as an executive officer at two other Northeast Ohio community banks. Prior to joining GSB, he was President of Young & Associates, Inc.—a prominent community banking consulting firm.

Jim is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and numerous banking trade association schools. He has been an instructor for the American Institute of Banking (AIB). The Community Bankers Association of Illinois, The Indiana Bankers Association, The Michigan Association of Community Bankers and the Ohio Bankers League. He has been a banking convention speaker, and has been a member of Risk Management Associates (formerly known a Robert Morris Associates) the banking industry’s premier risk management trade association for many years. He has authored articles for Banking Trade Association Newsletters, as well as being a contributor numerous times to national banking magazines.

440-564-9441 ext. 112

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Robert (“Bob”) Breslow

Senior Vice President – CFO
Newbury

As Chief Financial Officer, Bob is responsible for overseeing the Accounting, Treasury, and Investment functions of the bank. Breslow joined Geauga Savings Bank in April, 2009.

Bob, a native of Pittsburgh, has more than 35 years of financial experience, including over 21 years as chief financial officer of a community savings bank in Monessen, Pennsylvania, where he also served for 9 years as a member of the Board of Directors. He has been a CPA since 1982 and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

440-564-9441 ext. 108

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Dell Duncan

Executive Vice President – Lending
Beachwood

Dell is responsible for developing competitive loan and deposit services. The bank will continue to actively grow commercial relationships and expand the availability of community banking services. Dell has a 40 year banking history with experience in a number of Northeast Ohio financial institutions. He began at Midwest Bank/Provident Bank. Dell also founded two community banks in Beachwood – Commerce Exchange Bank in 1986 and Ohio Commerce Bank in 2006.

He resides in Chagrin Falls and is married with three daughters.

PH 216-225-1666
Signature Square I
24755 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 100
Beachwood, OH 44122

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Joan LaMarca

Executive Vice President – Retail Banking
Newbury

As Executive Vice President, Joan is responsible for retail banking, marketing, deposit operations, and information technology. Joan has more than 30 years experience in the banking industry, with particular focus on retail banking. Prior to joining Geauga Savings, Joan held various positions with Firstar Bank, First Nationwide Bank and Columbia Savings Bank in Beverly Hills, California. She resides in Painesville Township with her husband.

440-564-9441 ext. 188

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Maria A. Hydell

Vice President – Lead Credit Officer
Beachwood

As the Lead Credit Officer, Maria’s responsibilities include credit underwriting, maintaining asset quality, and portfolio management. Maria has over 20 years of relevant banking experience having worked for several local financial institutions. She has an extensive background in small business lending, commercial real estate, and C & I lending.

Maria grew up in Northeast Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration (majoring in Finance and Economics) from Miami University. She later went on to receive a master’s degree in Urban Planning, Design and Development as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Cleveland State University.

Maria resides in Aurora with her husband and two daughters. She is the former Chairman of the City of Aurora Planning Commission. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming, and volunteering with her daughters’ school.

440-564-9441 extension 165

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Eric Johnson

Vice President | Loan Documentation and Loan Operations
Beachwood

Eric joined Geauga Savings Bank in May 2016 as Vice President | Loan Documentation and Loan Operations.

Prior to joining Geauga Savings Bank, Eric was the Vice President | Loan Administration with Ohio Commerce Bank. He has held various management and leadership positions in branch banking, bank operations, private banking and commercial banking.

Eric is married and has lived in University Heights for over 20 years.

440-564-9441 ext 124

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H. Stewart Fitz Gibbon III

Vice President – Chief Risk Management Officer / CRA Officer
Newbury

Mr. Fitz Gibbon, born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, began his banking career at what was then Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago in 1979.  In 1984, he moved on to the Bank Administration Institute.  After following his spouse’s academic career to Ohio, his banking career resumed in 1993 with a position at what was then First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Wooster.  That bank went through a charter conversion and became Signal Bank NA before being sold to FirstMerit Corporation.  After that sale, Mr. Fitz Gibbon spend a short time with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a Capital Markets Examiner on the large bank team in Cleveland before returning to the industry at Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland.

Mr. Fitz Gibbon next served at Wayne Savings Community Bank in Wooster, Ohio from 2005 through 2016.  Founded in 1899 as the Wayne Building and Loan Company, Wayne Savings Community Bank is a state chartered savings and loan association with $450 million in assets, 11 branches, and 113 staff members serving a mainly rural five county area in Northeastern Ohio between Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Canton and Mansfield.  Starting as Chief Financial Officer, he was also Chief Risk Officer and Chief Operating Officer before being named President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of both the bank and its holding company in late 2014.  A mutual thrift for most of its history, the bank underwent a first step conversion in 1993 and became a fully public company through a second step conversion in 2003.

Mr. Fitz Gibbon joined Geauga Savings Bank as a consultant in January 2017, becoming Interim Controller in February 2017 and Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Compliance Officer and CRA Officer in April 2017.

Mr. Fitz Gibbon has been an invited participant in numerous regulatory outreach programs, most recently testifying at the EGRPRA Outreach Program at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on October 19, 2015.  Mr. Fitz Gibbon has also been an active member of the Ohio Bankers League, most recently serving as Chair of the Ohio Bankers Foundation for Financial Literacy during 2016.  Mr. Fitz Gibbon is an active community member, serving on the boards of the Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America and the United Way of United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties.  He also serves on the finance committee of Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO), is assistant treasurer of St. James Episcopal Church and a member of the board of trustees of the Mohican Sailing Club.  He is a past board chair of the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce and a long-time member of the Financial Managers Society.

330-464-0509

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Donna Light

Vice President/Operations Manager
Newbury

As Vice President of Bank Operations, Donna is responsible for loans and deposits, including online banking. She has been with Geauga Savings since January 2002, starting as a Loan Operations Representative, then quickly moving to Loan Supervisor and Deposit Manager. Donna is also Security Officer for the Bank. Donna lives in Newbury, minutes from Geauga Savings.

(440) 564-9441 ext. 153

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Ronald R. Webb

Vice President – Residential Mortgage Loan Manager
Beachwood

Ron joined Geauga Savings Bank in October of 2015 to oversee the residential mortgage loan sales and operation groups.

Prior to joining Geauga Savings, Ron spent 28 years at a local financial institution and work his way up to the position of Chief Lending Officer.

Ron is a graduate of Cleveland State University where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting. Also, he graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Systems Management and Leadership. Additionally, he graduated from the American Bankers Association Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is the past president of the Mortgage Society of Ohio, and the Olmsted Falls Music Association.

Ron lives in Olmsted Falls with his three children.

440-564-9441 x 142 | 440-476-5583 cell
NMLS #732978

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Blaine Wolff

Information Security Officer
Newbury

Blaine has over 40 years of technical and leadership experience across the full spectrum of Information Technology.  After retiring from a major telecommunications company Blaine formed an IT Management Consulting company providing IT leadership to small and medium businesses.

Blaine joined Geauga Savings Bank in September 2009 as a consultant filling the role of Information Technology Manager.  In April 2016 Blaine became a Bank employee with the added responsibility of Information Security Officer.

As Information Technology Manager, Blaine is responsible for all aspects of the technology assets employed by the Bank and providing direct leadership to the IT Team.

As Information Security Office, Blaine is responsible and accountable for administration of the Information Security Program which includes directly managing the risk assessment process and overseeing the development of policies, standards and procedures, testing and security reporting processes.

Blaine was born in Texas, grew up in Western Pennsylvania and has lived in Northeast Ohio for the past 30 years.    Blaine and his wife Kimberly have two children and three granddaughters.

440-564-9441  ext 162

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Greg T. Yurco

Vice President – Lead Lending Officer
Newbury

Greg joined Geauga Savings Bank in April 2013 as the Senior Commercial Analyst and Portfolio Manager. In July, 2014 he was promoted to the Lead Lending Officer to oversee commercial loan production.

Prior to joining Geauga Savings Bank, Greg has spent 35 years in various positions at various Northeast Ohio banks with concentration on commercial lending and customer service.

Greg is a 1987 graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. He and his wife make their home in Cortland Ohio.

Greg can be contacted anytime at 440-564-9441 ext. 173 to assist you with your business financial needs.

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Betty L. Kimbrew

Community Relations Manager
Newbury

As Community Relations Manager, Betty’s responsibilities include contacting various businesses, trade associations, realtors and the like to share products offered by Geauga Savings Bank’s lending and deposit products. In addition, Betty meets with potential residential and commercial loan customers to inform them of Geauga’s lending opportunities that may fit with their needs.

Prior to joining Geauga Saving, Betty spent 5 years as Executive Director of Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity and was President/CEO of Maple Leaf Financial/Geauga Savings Bank for 22 years prior. Betty was recently nominated as Vice President of Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity and is the Chairman of the City of Chardon Audit Committee.

440-564-9441 ext. 139

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Karen A. Kenney

Branch Manager
Newbury

A native of northeast Ohio, Karen started her banking career with Geauga Savings Bank in October of 2006. Karen started as a bank teller and from there she moved into various positions including loan coordinator, personal banker, and assistant branch manager. She currently holds the position of Branch Manager. In addition to her responsibilities at Geauga Savings Bank, Karen is a board member and Vice President of The Mortgage Society of Ohio.

440-564-9441 ext. 147
NMLS # 422872

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Heathyr Ullmo

Senior Commercial Banking Officer
Beachwood

Heathyr will handle generating and managing client relationships and treasury management services. She has a proven excellence in commercial account management and will provide vision and solid financial advice for local businesses. Heathyr has a broad 15 year banking background.

She resides in Mayfield Heights with her husband.

330-603-3634
Signature Square I
24755 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 100
Beachwood, OH 44122

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Mark Mediate

Senior Commercial Loan Officer
Newbury

Mark joined Geauga Savings Bank in January 2016 with the primary responsibility of generating new commercial loan and depository relationships for the bank. His banking career has spanned over 30 years, handling all facets of commercial lending including the areas of portfolio management, new loan production, credit administration, and SBA lending.

Mark is a graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He has also attended various banking schools during his career through the American Institute of Banking.

(440) 564-9441 ext. 167

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Kathryn R. Caraballo

Residential Loan Officer
Beachwood

NMLS # 237024

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Kathy Seeley

Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary
Beachwood

Kathy’s current position is Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary of Geauga Savings Bank and Maple Leaf Financial. Her responsibilities are to support the president of the bank and the board of directors. She has over 15 years of mortgage experience and over 20 years of customer service in the banking industry. Kathy lives in a suburb of Cleveland with her family.

440-564-9441 ext. 113

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Paul Leidy

Systems Support Specialist
Newbury

Paul has been with Geauga Savings Bank Since 2011. He is responsible for maintaining the electronic system continuity and security while providing General IT helpdesk support. He resides in Mentor on the lake with his wife.

440-564-9441 ext: 138

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Angie Lewis

Newbury

Angie joined Geauga Savings Bank as a teller and quickly advanced to Universal Banker Supervisor. As a native of Northeast Ohio, she graduated from Cardinal High School and spent a few years studying with Kent State University. Angie and her family reside in Huntsburg.

440-564-9441 Ext. 145