Security National Bank welcomes experienced community banking leader John Brown as president
Security National CEO Fralick retires after 40 years of service
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio – Security National Bank (Security) welcomes John Brown as its next president and chief executive officer. Brown has more than 24 years of experience in community banking, having served as a bank president for two other community banks within the Park National organization (of which Security National Bank is also part). Brown most recently was president of Richland Bank headquartered in Mansfield, Ohio. Previously, he was president of Unity National Bank, headquartered in Piqua, Ohio from 2003 to 2011. Security’s current president Bill Fralick is retiring on April 30, 2016 after 40 years with the bank.
“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,” Fralick said. “I am enjoying working more closely with him here in Springfield as we prepare for my retirement.”
Brown began his banking career in 1991 at Park National Bank. He earned leadership roles within various areas of the bank, including lending and operations,
before being selected to lead Unity National Bank in 2003. The Park National organization consists of 11 community banks, each led by its own president and
advisory board. Those presidents regularly communicate and collaborate with each other, so Brown is familiar with the communities and customers served by Security.
“I am excited to join the Security National Bank team. My early focus will be to get involved in the community and learn from my new colleagues,” said Brown. “Security is known throughout the Ohio banking community because of excellent community leaders like Harry Egger and Bill Fralick. I have huge shoes to fill but hope to pull from my experiences at other community banks in our organization in order to contribute to our success.”
Brown graduated cum laude from the University of Toledo and also graduated from the Wisconsin School of Banking. His recent community leadership includes trustee of North Central State College’s Foundation, immediate past chair of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce and is currently chair of the Richland Community Development Group. For the past four years, Brown has been a volunteer assistant coach for the Madison High School boys’ basketball team. During his time in Piqua, Brown served as president of the Grow Piqua Now organization, as well as membership, committee chair, and past president of the Piqua United Way board of directors. He was a member and past president of the Piqua Community Foundation board of directors and the Miami County YMCA board of directors. Brown was named Business Person of the Year by the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce in 2009.
Brown will be Security’s president effective May 1, 2016, and he will reside in Clark County.