Janice Cleary has joined the Independence Bank team in Paducah. She will be serving as Vice President and Lender at the New Holt Road location and her primary focus will be on consumer and residential mortgage lending. Janice brings over 35 years of banking experience.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to join Independence Bank,” said Cleary. “My passion is to help make dreams come true for clients; whether buying a vehicle, looking to own a home or investing in a property. And that goes beyond a simple transaction, but extends to establishing a relationship with each individual that walks through my door. I feel like this priority aligns closely with what Independence Bank seeks to do each and every day and I am happy to be a part of the revolution.”
Cleary is a graduate of the Kentucky Schools of Banking and Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin. She is also a graduate of the Kentucky Schools of Banking, National Consumer Credit School in Norman, Oklahoma and Moebs Pricing Institute in Long Beach, California. She was a member of the 2010 class of Leadership Paducah.
Cleary is a longtime resident of Paducah and has resided in the city for the past 28 years. Her time outside of the office is spent cultivating her community by serving on the Paducah Chamber’s Membership and Marketing Committee, serving as an affiliate for the local Paducah Board of Realtors, Home Builder’s Association as well as the Mayfield Graves County Board of Realtors Association.
“The energy Janice is bringing to our team is already setting a new level of excellence for our market,” said Independence Bank President, Kevin Kauffeld. “It’s exciting to see the passion and commitment she has for what she does and her involvement in the community. She is extremely interwoven in Paducah and dedicated to building loyal relationships and that shows.”
Shelly Asperry, Indepedence Bank Vice President, Loan Officer has had the priviledge of working with Cleary during her banking career. “She has been a great mentor to me throughout my career,” stated Asperry. “Janice is one of the most positive and hard working women that I know and she embodies the values we hold dear here at Independence Bank. I am excited to be working with Janice once again.”
Cleary is also passionate about making time for her family. She enjoys motorcycle riding with her fiancé and spending time at the pool with her son, daughter and three grandchildren.
Independence Bank is a regional community bank with 25 locations in Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren and Webster counties. One of the fastest growing banks in Kentucky and fifth largest, Independence Bank possesses the size and experience to serve the largest and most complex clients and offers trust and investment services and agricultural services. As a banking revolution for the people, by the people, central to Independence Bank’s mission is doing what is right and fair for customers, communities and employees. Independence Bank has been recognized as a Top Performing Bank and Best Bank to Work For by the American Bankers Association, a Best Place to Work in Kentucky and has assets totaling $2.5 billion.