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Security National Bank announces retirement of President & Chief Executive Officer William C. Fralick

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Security National Bank (Security) today announced the retirement of its President and Chief Executive Officer William C. Fralick. Fralick joined Security 40 years ago and has been the bank’s president since 1997 and CEO since 2003. Under his leadership, the bank maintained and grew its position as a top community bank, providing deposits, loans and trusts and investment services to families and business in six counties.

“Security National Bank’s late chairman Harry Egger worked closely with Bill and did a great job preparing him to lead the bank. Harry would be very pleased to know Bill is ready to enjoy his retirement years,” David L. Trautman, president of Park National Corporation. “Bill has spent four decades helping Security customers and communities thrive. We thank him and wish him and his family all the best in the years to come.”

A graduate of Springfield North High School, Fralick joined Security as a management trainee in 1976 after earning a bachelor’s degree in finance from The Ohio State University. He also graduated from the Ohio School of Consumer Lending and National School of
Commercial Lending.

“Over the last 40 years I have been very fortunate. I have worked with many great associates and customers that I consider friends,” Fralick said. “It was a pleasure to be a part of Security National Bank and to serve our community. I always tried to make a positive impact. I look
forward to the future.”

Security National Bank’s local advisory board has approved John A. Brown to lead the bank after Fralick’s retirement on April 30, 2016. Brown has 25 years of banking experience, and has successfully led two other community banks within the Park National Bank organization. Brown is currently president of Richland
Bank in Mansfield, Ohio.

“I’ve worked with John Brown for many years and have witnessed his dedication to community banking. He is professional and passionate in his commitment to taking great care of his customers and coworkers. His work ethic, enthusiasm and intelligence make his leadership an ideal addition to our Security National Bank team. I look forward to working more closely with him here in Springfield as we prepare for my retirement,” Fralick said.

Fralick’s leadership in local community organizations includes serving as chairman of the Springfield City Schools Business Advisory Council, chairman of the Clark State Community College Capital Campaign, immediate past president of the Clark County Historical Society, director of the Small Business Development Center, and member of the Community Finance Advisory Committee. He is currently affiliated with the Van Dyke Club, University Club of Springfield, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and Springfield Rotary Club. Previously, he was involved with the Clark State Foundation, United Way, Clark State Performing Arts Center, Junior Achievement, Small Business Development Center, Springfield Financial Group, Springfield Museum of Art, Clark County Development Corporation, Community Improvement Corporation and many more local organizations and causes.

He has received numerous awards for his leadership and community service, including Springfield Foundation Legacy Society, Business Advisory Council Hall of Fame, Springfield City Schools Alumni of Distinction, Friends of Community Colleges Award and the United Way Hall of Fame. Fralick and his wife, Debbie, reside in Springfield.

Security board member and local business leader Alicia Sweet Hupp will succeed Fralick as chair of the bank’s advisory board. Established in 1903, Security National Bank operates 20 full-service banking offices. Security National Bank is one of 11 community banks within the Park National organization. Each bank has a local president, local leadership team, and local advisory board.

Media contact: Laurie Nott 937.324.6854 or lnott@securitynationalbank.com

View a pdf of the news release.

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