Liberty Bank, N.A. opens Loan Production Office in Wooster

Liberty Bank, N.A. opens Loan Production Office in Wooster

Tuesday February 04, 2014

Beachwood, Ohio – Liberty Bank, N.A. (the “Company”) announced today that John A. Holland III, a 25 year business community leader in Holmes and Wayne counties, will head the new Liberty Bank, N.A. Loan Production Office (LPO) opening in Wooster, Ohio. "We are excited about this opportunity to expand the bank's relationships in Holmes and Wayne counties by providing a 'right sized' partner for businesses up to $50 million in sales," stated Bill Valerian, President and CEO.

The Liberty Bank, N.A. Loan Production Office will be located in Liberty Commons at 146 Liberty Street, Suite 190, Wooster, Ohio 44691. Telephone: 330-227-7111.

"We are very pleased to have John join our team and open the LPO in Wooster. He brings tremendous experience and knowledge and we are excited about the growth potential in the Wayne County and Holmes County markets," Chris Smerglia, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Team Leader, added.


William A. Valerian, Chairman, President and CEO
(216) 359-5500


About Liberty Bank, N.A.

Founded in 1990, the Beachwood, Ohio-based Liberty Bank, N.A. is a full-service community national bank with assets of approximately $211 million as of December 31, 2013. With branch offices in Beachwood, Solon and Twinsburg, the independently-owned bank specializes in providing innovative financing and cash management services for commercial customers together with competitive rates and a high level of personalized customer service. Liberty Bank, N.A. provides credit facilities that include term loans, lines of credit, owner occupied real estate loans and corresponding cash management services as well as commercial real estate loans for investment and retail banking services. Further information is available at


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