The Kentucky Bankers Association has named Ruthie Bale, Chairwoman of the Board for South Central Bancshares of Kentucky, Inc., as the 2022 Chairwoman of the Association.
“These are some of the most challenging times our industry has ever faced. We’ll need our best “boots under the table” in the coming year,” said Ballard Cassady, President and CEO of the Kentucky Bankers Association. “We have a very strong board and with that comes a need for strong leadership to meet these challenges, and that is exactly what Ruthie will provide. Her experience has prepared her for this important position for our Kentucky banking industry and I look forward to working with her in service to Kentucky’s banks and Kentucky’s communities.”
As chairwoman, Bale brings an extensive background and strong appreciation for the core values of the community banks across Kentucky. A business veteran with more than 40 years of experience in leadership roles in the banking and hotel industries. During her tenure as Chairwoman, South Central Bank has become a recognized leader in providing traditional banking services and unparalleled customer service to communities across Kentucky.
“It is a tremendous honor to serve as the 2022 Chairwoman of the Kentucky Bankers Association,” said Ruthie Bale, Chairwoman of the Kentucky Bankers Association. “I look forward to leading this important organization as we continue to serve Kentucky’s banking industry.”
The Kentucky Bankers Association is the primary financial trade association representing Kentucky’s banking institutions. Established in 1891, the KBA advocates for the financial services industry both in Kentucky and on a national level.
South Central Bank, based in Glasgow, was established in 1972. With assets approaching $1.6 billion, the bank has 30 offices across Kentucky and Tennessee. South Central Bank is designed to make a difference in the prosperity of our customers and communities. We believe our slogan, “Small enough to know you, BIG enough to help!”