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Fifth Third Bank’s 2023 Advisory Board selection announcement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fifth Third Bank Kentucky announced changes to its Advisory Board, including the retirement of Bill Harmon and adding LouAnn Atlas and Ryan Bridgeman.

Retiring after 15 years of service is Bill Harmon, CEO and president of Harmon Construction, a company his father founded in 1955. Harmon is a graduate of the University of Louisville. After earning his degree, Harmon worked for two years for a major construction firm before joining his family’s business. Harmon is also a graduate of the Indiana Training Institute’s Construction Management Program. As CEO, Harmon works closely with the executive staff in guiding project selection, customer maintenance, and subcontractor relationships. He communicates regularly with senior project managers of each division and works closely to develop company planning and forecast.

“We appreciate the wisdom Bill has shared with our leadership team during his tenure as an Advisory Board member,” said Regional President Kimberly Halbauer. “I will personally miss his acumen.”

LouAnn Atlas recently retired from Fifth Third Bank after 25 years of service in the Institutional Services division. She provided clients with comprehensive investment management services and objective investment strategies and solutions, allowing them to focus on more strategic areas of their business.

“LouAnn has been an amazing teammate and colleague during her tenure at the Bank,” said Halbauer. “She has been a mentor to me and so many others over her years with Fifth Third. Her institutional knowledge and her caring heart make her a perfect fit for the Advisory Board.”

Ryan Bridgeman is the president of Manna Hospitality Group, an affiliate of several restaurant concepts, including Wendy’s, Golden Corral Buffet, Fazoli’s, Mark’s Feed Store, Jimmy John’s and others. Bridgeman is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in Finance and an MBA in Entrepreneurship.

“As a business owner, Ryan understands the importance of creating a consistently excellent customer experience and building a strong brand,” said Halbauer. “Those skills are valuable to my team and me, so we are excited to welcome Ryan to our Advisory Board.”

Atlas and Bridgeman will join fellow Advisory Board members Cathe Dykstra, CEO of Family Scholar House; Ankur Gopal, CEO of Interapt; Ed Holmes, president of EHI Consultants; Mary Meixelsperger, CFO of Valvoline; Melvin Porter, president of Link-Belt; Richard Sturgill, president of Pine Mountain Hardwood Lumber LLC; Dr. OJ Oleka, candidate for state treasurer and founder of Oleka Management Consulting; and Susan Zaunbrecher, chief legal counsel with Fifth Third Bank.

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