Danville banker to retire

December 09, 2004

Local banker David Simpson will retire Jan. 15 after 30 years in the banking industry.

Simpson serves as National City Bank's Danville president and regional manager of small business banking for central and southeast Kentucky.

A reception is planned for 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Fourth Street branch.

Simpson has been active in many civic and community endeavors in Boyle County, including serving as co-chairman of Leadership Boyle County for the Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce; member of the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center board; past chairman of the Ephraim McDowell Health board; and past president of Danville Rotary Club.

"David represents everything that a good banker should be: He's plugged into the community, eager to serve and always looking for ways to make central Kentucky an even better place to live and work," said Eddy Barber, National City's executive vice president and community network executive for Kentucky.

As president of the Danville operation for National City, Simpson oversaw construction of the main office on Fourth Street and directed one of the most successful branch networks in the organization.


He was recognized by the corporation through nominations for the prestigious Excel Award, received the National City Distinguished Community Service Award presented to only six employees annually as well as the Sales Champion Award, and led his team to win the U.S. Small Business Administration's "Top Regional Bank Lender" award in Kentucky for three years consecutively.

National City Corp. also selected Simpson to represent its Small Business Banking division in the video "What it Takes to Win."

Simpson started his career in Lexington with Mid-State Financial Corp., moved to Peoples Commercial Bank in Winchester and then to The London Bank and Trust Co. in London. His career in Danville began at the Bank of Danville and Trust Co., now National City Bank.

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