WesBanco Bank promotes Hardy to city president

Elizabeth “Lisbon” Hardy
Elizabeth “Lisbon” Hardy

FRANKFORT, Ky. — WesBanco Inc. a diversified, multi-state bank holding company, announced that its affiliate, WesBanco Bank, has promoted Elizabeth “Lisbon” Hardy to city president of the Bourbon district, which includes Anderson, Franklin, and Mercer counties. In addition to managing the financial centers across the Bourbon district, Hardy will work to increase brand awareness and expand business development efforts.

“I am delighted to announce the promotion of Lisbon as city president of the Bourbon district,” said Jeff Koonce, WesBanco senior VP and president for the Central & Southern Kentucky Market. “She is a proven leader with exceptional experience and dedication to our customers, communities, and employees.”

Koonce added, “For 150 years, our commitment to serving our neighbors and their businesses has never wavered, as we have maintained our strong community roots and focus on building trusted relationships. Our customer-centric service culture has helped us to be regularly recognized as a top financial institution, including being recently named by Forbes magazine as both a Best Bank in America, based on financial and credit quality metrics, as well as one of the World’s Best Banks, based on customer satisfaction and consumer feedback.”

With a wealth of community banking experience and executive leadership, Hardy is focused on being a mentor to her fellow employees and creating differentiated and memorable customer experiences.

A long-time resident of the Frankfort area, she is heavily involved in the community, including serving on the board of the Blue Grass Community Foundation and is a former Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce president.

She was recently selected to be a model for the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women and has been significantly involved with the American Diabetes Association where she led the Lexington affiliate for six years and won several fundraising and leadership awards.

In addition to holding a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Transylvania University, Hardy is a past president of the Transylvania University Alumni Executive Board and continues to be involved with alumni and campus events.

Hardy, who is located in WesBanco’s Main Banking Center in Frankfort, Ky., can be contacted either at her office line of (502) 227-1644 or via email at [email protected].