• Ryan Bales Joins Old Fort Bank’s Commercial Lending Team

    (DAYTON, OH) — Old Fort Banking Company is pleased to announce that Ryan T. Bales has joined its Commercial Banking team, and will be serving as a Commercial Loan Officer at the Bank’s Sugarcreek Financial Center, located at 6430 Wilmington Pike.

    “We are pleased to welcome Ryan to our Commercial Banking team and look forward to his contributions in expanding our presence in the market,” said W. David Walton, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of The Old Fort Banking Company.

    Bales has nearly 20 years of banking experience, focusing on commercial relationship management for the past 10 years. He is an accomplished sales executive and commercial account manager, and will be instrumental in collaborating with the Bank’s existing commercial clients, as well as fostering new relationships.

    “I am truly excited and honored to have the opportunity to work for Old Fort Banking Company, and work more closely with the various business owners that are the heart and soul of Dayton and the surrounding areas,” said Bales. “As a tenured banker, it is amazing to see how much of an impact Old Fort has within our community. I am happy to be a part of such a successful organization.”

    Established in 1916, the employee-owned bank has assets totaling approximately $760 million. Old Fort operates through a community banking model that is the foundation for local decision making and provides the basis for client service that is prompt, professional and personal. Old Fort prides itself on delivering a hometown feel while providing the exemplary service clients have come to appreciate and expect. The Old Fort Banking Company proudly serves Allen, Greene, Hancock, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood Counties, with financial centers in Bettsville, Clyde, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Old Fort, Tiffin, Sugarcreek Township and Xenia. The bank also operates a commercial loan production office in Lima. Old Fort is a recognized leader in community banking throughout the area in assisting members of the community, including local businesses and corporations. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS 631428.