DANVILLE, Ky. (April 8, 2016) – Denise A. Van Steenlandt has been named president/CEO of Bluegrass Community Bank, headquartered in Danville, Ky., with branch facilities in Perryville.
Van Steenlandt brings a wide range of banking and administrative experience to the new appointment, having served tenures with Alliance Banking Company in Winchester; Chartwell Capital Ltd. in Palm City, Fla.; Town & Country Bank & Trust in Bardstown; American Founders Bank in Lexington; and Heritage Community Bank in Danville, among others.
Van Steenlandt is a graduate of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking, University of Louisville KBA Banking School, Paducah Community College, and the Institute of Financial Education AIB Banking and Accounting program. She has been involved in community and civic affairs throughout the state including Women in Business organizations in Bardstown, Lexington and Danville and as a Steering Committee Leader for the Danville United Way.
“It is exciting to have someone leading our organization with such depth of experience, yet someone with strong ties to our community,” said Scotty Vanderpool, chairman of the board of Bluegrass Community Bank. “Denise brings the capacity to continue to grow our bank in ways that few others could. She can move this organization forward from its already sound beginnings.”
Bluegrass Community Bank, founded in 2009, was, at that time, the first bank chartered in Kentucky in almost three years. The bank is the result of a vision of a group of local business and community leaders who saw the need for a locally based, locally focused, community bank. In successfully completing the chartering process to open the bank, that group raised more than $9 million in new capital.
Bluegrass Community Bank shareholders have ties to the Central Kentucky market area and are committed not only to the success of the bank but the community as well. The stockholders commitment to this area is evidenced also by the bank’s investment in the communities it serves through new facilities and technology to better serve its customers.