MOUNT VERNON — Deborah S. Dove, assistant vice president commercial loans, was named Employee of the Year at the 32nd annual Employee Recognition Meeting of First-Knox National Bank and Farmers and Savings Bank.
Dove started with First-Knox in 1988 as a teller. She joined the commercial loan department in 1990 as an administrative assistant. She was named administrative officer in 2004, banking officer in 2009, and assistant vice president in 2011.
She is a graduate of the Fredericktown High School and has completed numerous banking courses.
She is a member of the Vineyard Christian Church in Westerville and serves as a volunteer for Connect One Team with the church.
She resides in Mount Vernon with her husband, Doug.
Leadership Excellence honors went to Mark D. Blanchard, manager Fredericktown office; Lance E. Dill, manager Bellville office; Kenneth G. Gosche, senior vice president Farmers and Savings Bank; and Tiffany D. Stefano, assistant manager Millersburg WalMart.
Named Most Valuable Players (MVP) were Vonda Kuninger, deposit operations specialist; Kathy S. Morrison, deposit operations specialist; and Barbara J. Young, assistant vice president, Farmers and Savings Bank.
Spirit Awards were presented to Melanie L. Meade, teller Centerburg office; and Mary Beth Reed, teller Bellville office.
Rookie of the Year honors went to Levi D. Curry, management associate; and Jaime M. James, teller Bellville office.
Patty S. Durbin Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Yvonne S. Miller, head teller Bellville office. This award is named in honor of Mrs. Durbin who personified professionalism and served as a tremendous resource to the organization.
Giving Heart Award went to Janie V. Dessenberg, teller Farmers and Savings Bank.
Outstanding Teller awards were presented to April K. Brown, Mount Gilead office; Tamara R. Painter, Centerburg office; Hope A. Shafer, Fredericktown office; and Haley L. Strouse, Millersburg Wal-Mart office.
The Loan Excellence Award went to the Centerburg office and the Deposit Growth Award went to the Blackjack Road office. The Centerburg office also won the Balancing Award.
The Alternative Investment Award of Distinction was presented to the Fredericktown office.
Over 50 employees were honored for perfect attendance during 2010, and over 150 employees attended the recognition dinner.
Employee awards were presented by Gordon E. Yance, president, First-Knox National Bank.