PIKEVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2012) — Jean R. Hale, chairman, president and CEO of Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. was formally recognized by American Banker magazine as one of the nation’s “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” Oct. 16 at a gala at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.
During her tenure with the corporation, Hale has served in various capacities, including president and CEO of the company’s bank subsidiary. Hale is very active in economic development and education initiatives. She is chairman of the Kentucky Economic Development and Finance Authority Board, a member of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, and serves on the boards of Commonwealth Seed Capital, ARH Foundation and the University of Pikeville.
Previously, Hale served as chairman of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the KCTCS Foundation Board and as director of the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland for six years.
A native of Pike County, Ky., Hale is a graduate of the University of Pikeville and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. She lives in Pikeville and has a son, daughter-in-law and two granddaughters residing in Nashville, Tenn.
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., with assets of $3.6 billion, is headquartered in Pikeville, Kentucky and has 71 banking locations across eastern, northeastern, central and south central Kentucky, six banking locations in southern West Virginia, four banking locations in Tennessee, four trust offices across Kentucky and one trust office in Tennessee.