Monday, November 7, 2011
Liberty Bank, N.A. Elects Three New Directors
November 7, 2011; Beachwood, Ohio — Liberty Bank, N.A. today announced the election of three new Directors to the bank’s Board – Thomas W. Bevan, Esq. of Bevan & Associates LPA, Inc., Joseph E. Cirigliano, Esq. of Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista Co. and Thomas A. Reitan, Executive Vice President of the Financial Division at HUB International.
“The election took place at the bank’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on October 25, 2011,” announced William A. Valerian, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Bank, N.A. The directors will serve until the bank’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
“Messrs Bevan, Cirigliano and Reitan are astute individuals who are well respected in their fields. They bring a wealth of knowledge to our Board and will have a direct and constructive impact on our Bank,” said Valerian.
Mr. Bevan’s law firm, Bevan & Associates LPA, Inc., works with clients across the country who have occupational diseases, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer from occupational exposure to asbestos. His firm also represents clients in situations of work related injury or illness. His business is located in the Akron – Summit county market.
Mr. Cirigliano is a member of the Litigation Department at Wickens, Herzer, Panza, Cook & Batista and is a retired judge. Mr. Cirigliano is also active within the legal community, having served with the National Judicial College and National Conference of the Judiciary on the Rights of Victims, as well as having acted as Law Director for the City of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Contributor to the Ohio Judges Resource Manual. He has also held positions on the Ohio Judicial College Board of Trustees, Elyria City Civil Service Commission, and Lorain County Community College Board of Trustees, and was an Adjunct instructor in Commercial Law at Lorain County Community College.
Mr. Reitan is Executive Vice President of HUB Financial Services, a specialized business unit of HUB International. HUB International is the 10th largest global insurance brokerage and risk management consulting firm. Prior to HUB, Mr. Reitan was a Principal of The Burnham Insurance group, which was purchased by HUB in 2001. Mr. Reitan has 27 years experience working exclusively with financial institutions on lending and enterprise risk solutions. His clients and experiences range from Super-regional banks to community based lenders throughout the U.S. He has served on a variety of regional and national banking and mortgage banking associations.
With branch offices in Beachwood, Solon and Twinsburg, the bank serves local consumers and privately held businesses with sales of up to $50 million. Liberty specializes in providing innovative financing and cash management services together with competitive rates and personalized customer service.