Board of Directors
John B. Arnold
John B. Arnold graduated in 1976 from Bowling Green State University with a B.A. Degree in General Business. Upon graduation he was employed by First National Bank of Findlay, currently Fifth Third Bank. John continued his education at the Ohio Bankers Association Ohio School of Banking, Consumer Lending School and Commercial Lending School and also the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School and National Commercial Lending Graduate School. While at First National and Fifth Third, John held a variety of positions in consumer lending, retail banking and commercial lending. In 1991 Mr. Arnold was named President and CEO of Fifth Third Bank of Western Ohio, where he remained until his retirement in 1997.
Upon returning to his hometown of Findlay, John coached football and basketball at the high school level, was a sports broadcaster for Time Warner Sports, served on the Hancock County Community Foundation Finance Committee and was the Service Director for the City of Findlay. In 2005 he was hired as Vice President of Commercial Lending at First National Bank of Pandora and was appointed to the Board of Directors from 2007 – 2009.
John and his wife, Chris, reside in Findlay where they own and operate a small family business. They are the parents of two married children, a daughter and a son, and the grandparents of two boys.
J. Peter Suter
J. Peter Suter graduated from Bluffton High School in 1990, and from Bluffton College in 1994 (B.A.) and 2000 (M.A.). He earned a doctoral degree from Anderson University in Marketing in 2007. Dr. Suter began his career at First National Bank in 1994 as a management trainee and eventually went on to become a Professor of Marketing at Bluffton University for a dozen years.
Dr. Suter now enjoys following his passion for small business, by owning and operating several small businesses in NW Ohio with his wife, Kim. The Suter's live in rural Pandora with their three children.
Dr. Suter joined the board at First National Bank in 2006. He also serves on the Allen County Children's Services board, and is a member of the First Mennonite Church in Bluffton.
Jared L. Lehman
Jared Lehman is a graduate of Bluffton High School and a graduate of Bluffton University where he earned B.A. and M.A. degrees. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of Otterbein Cridersville Senior Lifestyle Community. He has spent his entire professional career working in the field of elder care including ten years at Good Samaritan Society of Arlington. In addition to his work at Otterbein he serves as a member of the Ohio Area #8 Workforce Investment Act Policy Board.
Mr. Lehman is a member of the Wapakoneta Rotary and Ebenezer Mennonite Church where he has served on the Board of Deacons. Jared and his wife, Sarah, have two boys and reside in rural Bluffton. He joined the Board of Directors of First National Bank in 2011.
Randal J. Verhoff
Randy Verhoff has over twenty years' experience in corporate and individual taxation, financial analysis, accounting, auditing and controls, and overall business management. A 1990 graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a major in Accounting, Randy began his career with Price Waterhouse in Toledo, Ohio. He then served as Tax and Finance Director for an automotive supplier in Findlay, Ohio until 2002. In February, 2002, Randy fulfilled a long-term goal of establishing his own tax, accounting and consulting practice. Verhoff & Company maintains a client base of small and medium businesses as well as individual clients.
Mr. Verhoff is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a Past President and Officer of the Tax Forum. Randy also serves as a Board Member for several local organizations, organizes an annual fundraiser for an area Endowment Fund, is an active Rotarian and volunteers numerous hours with youth sports activities. Randy and his wife, Sharon, reside in Ottawa, Ohio with their five children.
Scott L. Basinger
Scott L. Basinger graduate from Pandora High School and the University of Toledo in 1993 (B.B.A). He received his M.B.A from the University of Findlay in 1995 and his Doctorate from the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit School of Law in 2000. Currently, he practices law in Bluffton and Pandora. Basinger is a licensed title agent and owner of Blackhoff Title Agency LLC, located in Bluffton and part owner of Golden Key Title Agency, Inc. in Findlay.
Basinger serves as a member on the Ohio State Bar Assoc. Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) committee, the Bluffton Preschool Board, the Blanchard Valley Hospital Regional Health Care Foundation Planned Giving Board and is the Village of Pandora Solicitor. He also serves as an adjunct professor for all collegiate levels at Ohio Northern University Law School, University of Findlay and Tiffin University.
Scott and his wife, Kathy, reside in Pandora, Ohio with their daughter.
Todd A. Mason
Todd A. Mason is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science with Distinction. He majored in agricultural economics with minors in accounting, finance, computer science and mathematics. Mr. Mason is a graduate of the Ohio School of Banking, Colorado Graduate School of Banking and the Ohio Bankers Association Advanced Commercial Lending School.
Mr. Mason has over 30 years of experience in the banking field. He worked for Union Bank and Liberty National Bank prior to coming to First National Bank in 2004. He has served in the capacity of Vice President, Senior Lender, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer and is currently the President and CEO of First National Bank. He also currently serves on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Mr. Mason and his family reside on and operate a family farm in Allen County.