By JESSICA COLVIN
SANDUSKY – Civista Bank welcomes Russell L. Edwards as senior vice president of retail banking. Edwards is based at the bank’s 100 E. Water St. headquarters in Sandusky, and brings 28 years of banking experience to the Civista team. He succeeds former retail head Kris Meinert who recently retired after 42 years of service with Civista.
“As the head of retail banking, Russ is responsible for leading the expansion of customer relationships and delivery of world-class service across our branch network,“ said Civista Bank CEO and President Dennis G. Shaffer. “He is a dynamic leader with a strong record of developing and leading high-performing teams. We are proud to welcome him to Civista.”
Edwards volunteers for several community organizations, including the Norma Herr Women’s Center, the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank and Abundant Grace Fellowship. Edwards also serves as a community mentor for University Hospitals’ David Satcher Clerkship and speaker for Kent State University School of Podiatry’s Financial Seminar Lecture Series. He currently resides in Shaker Heights, Ohio with his family.