Bank of Monroe CEO honored for community investment

James L. “Jim” King, president and CEO of The Bank of Monroe in Union, received the 2017 Council’s Award from FHL Bank Pittsburgh for excellence in community investment.

King received the award at one of FHL Bank’s regional member golf outings. John Bendel, FHL Bank director of community investment, spoke at the event about King’s community achievements before presenting him with the award.

King has 20 years of financial management experience in the banking industry. As president and CEO of The Bank of Monroe since 2013, King has worked steadfastly to become a leader in local community investment. In 2016, Bank of Monroe requested and received funding from FHL Bank Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Program to support the Greenville Senior Living and Community Center project, and also secured funding for disaster relief after floods devastated communities the bank serves. King currently holds a position on the West Virginia Bankers Association Board of Directors and is a Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) appointment to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Named in recognition of FHLBank Pittsburgh’s Affordable Housing Advisory Council, FH LBank’s annual Council’s Award provides special recognition to an outstanding financial services professional who has demonstrated superior professional commitment and community spirit. The award highlights accomplishments and services in meeting FHL Bank’s affordable housing and community investment mission.

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