John Huston Retires as Chairman of Wood & Huston Bank

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After 66 years of service to Wood & Huston Bank, John Huston has announced his retirement as Chairman of the Board of Wood & Huston Bank effective June 21, 2015.

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John Huston Retires as Wood & Huston Bank's Chairman of the Board

All of us at the Bank want to thank you, John, from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you have done for this bank, this community, and each of us personally. -Barry Randolph, president, Wood & Huston Bank

After 66 years of service to Wood & Huston Bank, John Huston has announced his retirement as Chairman of the Board of Wood & Huston Bank effective June 21, 2015.

Mr. Huston began working full time for Wood & Huston Bank after he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1949. Huston is also an Army Veteran, having served our country in the Korean War.

During his time at Wood & Huston Bank, the bank grew its deposits from $6.8 million to $510 million, an increase of 7,400%. Loans grew from $1.6 million to $486 million, an increase of 30,275%... a remarkable run for a remarkable man.

Commenting on Mr. Huston’s retirement was president of the bank, Barry Randolph, “All of us at the Bank want to thank you, John, from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you have done for this bank, this community, and each of us personally. You are the most respected man I have ever known and that respect is well deserved. You have been the cornerstone of the Wood & Huston Bank for over 66 years and I am honored to have worked with you.”

On the announcement of his retirement, the Board of Directors unanimously voted on a resolution to elect John Huston Chairman Emeritus of Wood & Huston Bank, effective, June 21, 2015. In separate resolution, Mark Thompson, executive vice president and CFO of the bank was unanimously elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

John Huston is married to his wife Donna with whom they have four sons along with their wives and 9 grandchildren. John is an avid outdoorsman. A lifelong resident of Saline County, John has been past president, director and member of numerous civic organizations. He was active in the Chamber of Commerce, Marshall-Saline Development Corporation, the Sappington School Fund and the Ridge Park Cemetery to note a few. He was also a director of Missouri Valley College for over 50 years. He remains actively involved in the life of the local community.

Accepting the position of Chairman of the Board for Wood & Huston Bank is Nick Huston. Mr. Huston has been employed by Wood & Huston Bank for 33 years beginning his career at the bank in 1982. Like his father, Mr. Huston is also an alumnus of the University of Missouri and lifelong resident of Saline County. He is married to his wife, Leslie, has two children and too is an avid outdoorsman.

About Wood & Huston Bank
Established in 1874, Wood & Huston is an independent, full-service community bank that in 2014 celebrated 140 years of providing a wide range of quality financial products and solutions to the communities that they serve in Missouri—with branches and/or service locations in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Marshall, Slater, Springfield, West Plains, and Higginsville, MO. Wood & Huston Bank delivers the convenience of online banking, mobile banking, mobile deposit and high-interest checking, along with competitive-rate loans for its customers. It’s Wood & Huston’s history and mission that distinguishes it from so many banking institutions. Personal service has been a legacy passed on from generation to generation for Wood & Huston Bank. The Bank operates with a philosophy that its reputation must be recreated every single day to meet each new challenge. To learn more about Wood & Huston, explore its website at http://www.woodhuston.com, drop by one of the convenient locations, or call (660) 886-6825. Wood & Huston Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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