Andy Baker is Chief Executive Officer of Traditional Bank, where he has worked for nearly 35 years. Founded in Mt. Sterling Kentucky in 1902, Traditional Bank remains an independent, locally-owned bank employing 245 men and women in its six-county service area. The bank has 16 locations in Central and Eastern Kentucky and approximately $1.6 billion in assets. Based on the most recent FDIC market share reports, Traditional Bank is sixth largest of banks which are domiciled in Kentucky.
Andy began his career with Traditional Bank in 1985, shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU). Through a variety of roles Andy developed a deep understanding of the operational and administrative facets of the organization. Through this knowledge he has provided leadership for key operational functions and helped guide the organization’s people and processes through an intensive growth period.
A desire to serve his community has played a vital role in Andy’s personal and professional life. He is president of the Montgomery County affiliate for Habitat for Humanity (20 years), an advisory director for the Montgomery County Area Technology Center, a local trustee for the United Way of the Bluegrass, and a member of St. Patrick Church Parish and Finance Council. He is also past president of the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and served as a board member for St. Joseph Mt. Sterling Foundation. A lifelong learner, Andy has embraced opportunities which could build his professional expertise as well as enhance his knowledge of the local markets that Traditional Bank serves. He was a previous board member for the regional electronic payments association, Payments Central, and was a member of his local Ambulance/Emergency Services Board as well as the Chamber of Commerce Work Ready task force.
While at EKU, Andy met his wife of 32 years, Mary Weigel (Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1984), and together they have 3 adult children and a daughter-in-law. In his leisure time he enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling to National Parks, all of which he prefers to do with his family.