ORRVILLE-National Bancshares Corporation and its subsidiary First National Bank is announcing its management succession plan.
David C. Vernon, president and CEO, will retire on Dec. 31. After retirement he will remain a director until the annual meeting to be held in April 2014 and serve as a consultant advising the board and the successor management team. On Jan. 1, 2012, Mark R. Witmer will be named president and CEO.
Witmer joined the bank in July 2010 as head of Agribusiness and Community Banking. Since joining the bank, Witmer's efforts have resulted in expanding agriculture and community bank lending by more than 40 percent. Prior to joining the bank he had extensive experience in the farm credit system, including commercial and consumer lending, agribusiness development, and dealer credit. Most recently he was executive vice president and chief credit officer at Ag Choice Farm Credit. Prior to his duties with Farm Credit he was senior vice president at Sky Bank in Salineville.
Witmer holds a bachelor's of science in business/finance from Malone University in Canton and a master's in agribusiness from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. He is an eight-year member and past president of the South Range Local School Board.
National Bancshares Corporation's subsidiary, First National Bank, is headquartered in Orrville with 14 banking offices located in Orrville, Wooster, Massillon, Fairlawn, Apple Creek, Dalton, Kidron, Lodi, Mt. Eaton, Seville, Smithville and a loan production office in Salem.