Bob Boss, vice president and area executive for Holmes and Wayne Counties, was named Employee of the Year at the thirty-sixth annual Employee Recognition Meeting of First-Knox National Bank and Farmers and Savings Bank.

Leadership Excellence honors went to newly appointed managers Paul Mayville, Fredericktown Office and Monique Milligan, Blackjack Road Office. Becky Pennington, Main Office head teller; Jennifer Sanborn, office specialist, indirect lending; and Mary Loyd, investment representative, investment services received the Most Valuable Player awards. Rookies of the Year included Samantha Fisher, Main Office customer service specialist, and Amanda Durbin, customer care center representative. Erin Kelty, Mount Gilead Office operations manager, received the Spirit Award. Centerburg operations manager Lisa Alexander was recognized with the Giving Heart award for her involvement in cancer awareness projects and local community events. The Patty S. Durbin Lifetime Achievement honor went to Mark Leonard, senior vice president, commercial lending.

Teller awards were given to Patricia Wolf, Main Office; Glenda Stump, Fredericktown Office; and Yvonne Miller, Bellville Office. The Millersburg Office took home the Loan Excellence and Branch Balancing awards. The Deposit Growth award went to the Fredericktown Office. Alternative Investments recognition went to the Mount Gilead Office.

Over 150 employees attended the dinner at the Der Dutchman restaurant in Bellville. The event followed a “Clue Murder Mystery” theme and associates participated in solving a crime through clues that were revealed throughout the evening. Employee awards were presented by Vickie A. Sant, president, First-Knox National Bank and Brian R. Hinkle, president, Farmers and Savings Bank.