Simpson Joins Unified Bank
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Unified Bank announces the addition of Derek Simpson as their newest Retail Banking Executive & Area Sales Manager. A graduate of Ohio University, Simpson will work from Unified’s St. Clairsville offices, located on Stewart Drive and Plaza West Drive. Simpson comes to Unified with fourteen years of experience in the banking industry. His new position will allow him to facilitate mortgage loans, auto, and personal loans, and to help grow Unified’s business portfolio.
A Martins Ferry native, Simpson now lives with his family in Shadyside, Ohio where he and his children are active in youth sports. Though his previous banking experience has been primarily in the Wheeling Area, Simpson is eager to serve the residents of East Ohio while still maintaining a presence in the Wheeling Area. “Helping people find the best financial solution for their home purchase has always been my passion,” said Simpson. “Joining the Unified Team will allow me to continue doing what I love best,” Simpson added.
Unified maintains 19 banking centers in Eastern Ohio and West Virginia. With a strong sense of community, Unified’s home office has operated continuously out of Martins Ferry, Ohio, since 1902. Unified is a full-service bank providing checking and saving accounts, money markets, consumer, mortgage, and business loans, merchant services, and direct deposit.
Unified President, CEO, and Chairman, Scott Everson said, “We are extremely pleased to announce that Derek has joined our Unified Bank Team. At Unified, we have a vision to create better lives and futures for the people and communities that we proudly serve. In getting to know Derek, I have found that he truly has a strong desire to uphold this vision by providing financial solutions that best meet the needs of his valued clients and being highly involved within the community that he serves.” Everson added, “Derek looks forward with anticipation to making a difference in the lives of both current and future clients within the St. Clairsville marketplace and the surrounding area.”
Unified Bank is a full-service FDIC-insured, state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Martins Ferry, OH and has nineteen locations that serve the Ohio counties of Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Fairfield, Harrison, Hocking, Jefferson and Tuscarawas and Marshall County in West Virginia. Unified Bank is the sole operating subsidiary of United Bancorp, Inc. (UBCP), a publicly-traded bank holding company, and has been serving the financial needs of the Ohio Valley since 1902 from its headquarters in Martins Ferry, Ohio.