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First-Knox Promotes Four

June 2, 2016

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – First-Knox National Bank promoted four associates at the May board meeting. Kim Burgess was promoted to administrative officer, regional commercial loan operations; Heather Hankins was promoted to administrative officer, consumer loan operations; Monique Milligan was promoted to administrative officer of the Blackjack Road office; and Krystal Drye was promoted to banking officer, Coshocton Avenue office.

“These four women have provided exemplary leadership in their respective departments and they are very deserving of these promotions,” stated Vickie A. Sant, president of First-Knox National Bank. “I look forward to seeing the great things they will accomplish as their careers continue to develop.”

Kim Burgess is a graduate of Fredericktown High School and The Ohio State University. She joined First-Knox in 2003 and has held positions as a teller, indirect assistant and loan operations specialist. In June 2015, Burgess was promoted to commercial loan operations and was named administrative manager in November.

Burgess resides in Mount Vernon with her husband, Ryan, and daughter, Brynn. A Centerburg High School graduate, Heather Hankins has been with First-Knox since 2004. She has worked in the Centerburg office as a teller and a customer service representative. In 2012, she transferred to loan operations where she held multiple positions prior to being promoted to Main Office assistant manager in October 2014. Hankins was named loan operations administrative manager in October 2015.
Hankins resides in Fredericktown with her husband, Zach.

Monique Milligan is a 15-year First-Knox associate. She has held a number of positions during her tenure, including proof operator, teller, and support staff roles. She spent several years in the Main Office as a customer service representative and assistant manager prior to being named manager of the Blackjack Road office in late 2014.

Milligan is a graduate of Kankakee Valley High School in Indiana. She has completed numerous AIB courses, Ohio Banker’s League programs, and is a recent graduate of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Knox program. Monique is active with MTVarts, the Distinguished Young Women’s program, and is on the Behavioral Healthcare Partners board.

She resides in Howard with her husband, Bob, and sons, Tyler and Matthew.

Krystal Drye joined First-Knox in 2000 as a part-time teller at the Main Office. Throughout her career she has held positions as a teller, customer service representative, assistant manager and is currently the Coshocton Avenue office manager.

She is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She has completed numerous AIB classes, and is a graduate of Leadership Knox and the Ohio Banker’s League Management School. Drye resides in Mount Vernon with her husband, Anthony and their children, A.C. and Alissa.

For Immediate Release. For more information, contact: Heather Brayshaw: 740.399.5140 | 800.837.5266 |

View a pdf of the news release.


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