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Local citizens are the backbone of Settlers Bank. Our incorporators and officers bring extensive banking experience to the job and a deep involvement in the community.
Donn Schafer, President and CEO
Donna Perine, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Steve Hall, Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer – NMLS# 754876
Jeff Welch, Senior Vice President and IT Manager
Deanna Long, Vice President and Loan Officer – NMLS# 762280
Tina Adams, Vice President and Credit Analyst
Martha Kellar, Assistant Vice President of Accounting
Jeri Nine, Assistant Vice President Loan Administration – NMLS# 1169485
Elizabeth Silvus, Assistant Vice President and Operations Manager
James A. Meagle Jr., Organizer, Director, Chairman – Jim passed away in 2015 after living in the community for more than 60 years. Until his retirement on 12/31/2012 he served as President and CEO of Settlers Bank. Meagle was president and CEO of The Dime Bank and served on the board of directors of Commercial Bancshares. He served as president of the Washington County Community Improvement Corporation, and served on the Board of Trustees of the Marietta Memorial Hospital as Treasurer.
Robert G. Kelly, Organizer and Director — Bob passed away in October 2019 after residing in the community for more than 50 years. Mr. Kelly was a director at The Dime Bank from March 1986 to April 1998. Since 1979, Kelly had been employed in the automobile industry. He most recently was the president of Quantum Leasing & Auto Sales in Marietta and was also involved in real estate ownership and development. He served on the advisory board for the Salvation Army and volunteered for Harvest of Hope.
Neil R. Wynn, Organizer and Director — A lifetime community resident, Wynn was a director at The Dime Bank from March 1986 to April 1998, when Commercial Bancshares sold the bank to WesBanco. His entrepreneurial ventures include real estate construction and development, oil and gas production and a new car and truck dealership.
Dan S. Stephan, Jr. Organizer and Director — A lifetime community resident, Mr. Stephan has been VP of Valley News Service, Inc. Parkersburg, WV since 1979. He served as a director at The Dime Bank from March 1987 to April 1998. Mr. Stephan is also Secretary/Treasurer of S.R. Properties, Inc. of Parkersburg, WV. He has been a director of Settlers Bank since 1999.
Fred Hunter Jr., Organizer and Director— Mr. Hunter graduated from Marietta College with a BSBA degree in economics. In 1964, he joined Marbon Chemicals and returned to the Marietta/Parkersburg area in 1980 as General Sales Manager, Borg Warner Chemicals Division. He retired in 1994 from GE Plastics as Manager, National Accounts Operations. Mr. Hunter served as Director of Dime Bank from 1986 until April of 1998. Mr. Hunter also served on the Board of Directors of Memorial Health Systems of Marietta. Mr. Hunter has been a Director of Settlers Bank since 1999.
Richard A. Spindler, Organizer and Director — A resident of the community for more than 50 years, Spindler was a director at The Dime Bank from March 1986 to April 1998. He is an engineer by trade and president and chief executive officer of Dowling Pool Co., a company he has owned since 1968. In addition, he has been involved in several real estate development projects. He is a member of the Marietta Boat Club and the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers.
Louis G. Stephan III, Director — A graduate of Williamstown High School and Cornell University, Stephan has an extensive background in hotel management in several locations throughout the eastern United States. Most recently, he was owner of the Holiday Inn at Marietta. He is past president of the Marietta Tourist and Convention Bureau.
Donn R. Schafer, Director, President and CEO — Mr. Schafer is a native of Marietta and a graduate of Marietta High School and the Ohio State University. He has been actively involved in banking for nearly 25 years, having been employed by the Guernsey Bank in Cambridge, Ohio as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 1994 until he came to work for Settlers Bank in August of 2002 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schafer was promoted to Senior Vice President in May of 2004, to Executive Vice President in May of 2008 and President in May of 2011. He was elected a Director of Settlers Bank in January of 2010. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce, and currently serves on the board of the Memorial Health Foundation and the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley.
Dr. Robert W. Chase, Director — A resident of Marietta since 1978, Dr. Chase has BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University. He served as Chair and Professor of the Petroleum Engineering Department of Marietta College for 37 year. He has served as a consultant for numerous companies for over 40 years. He is one of the original stockholders in Settlers Bank.
Steve Hall, Director — A lifetime resident of Williamstown, Steve is a graduate of Williamstown High School and West Liberty State College. Steve started his banking career at Dime Bank in 1978 where he progressed to Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. He continued his career at Wesbanco as Regional President. He has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Settlers Bank since its opening in 1999. He is a member of the Williamstown Community Improvement Corporation, Waverly Oaks Homeowners Association and the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley.