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Clear Mountain Bank Hires Michael Krannich as Chief Credit Officer

Posted on: October 4th, 2019

Clear Mountain Bank recently named Michael Krannich to the position of chief credit officer. In his role, Krannich will be responsible for overseeing the overall quality and administration of the bank’s lending portfolio including the areas of loan portfolio management, credit analysis, loan processing, collections and lending policies and procedures.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Mike’s background and experience leading our credit administration team,” said David M. Thomas, president and CEO for Clear Mountain Bank.  “As a community bank, we pride ourselves on knowing our local markets well and being able to make quick lending decisions for our customers, both of which require a high-functioning credit administration team.  Mike is a great addition to our talented and experienced credit administration team, and he brings a set of skills that will enhance our ability to meet our customers’ lending needs,” added Thomas.

Krannich brings to Clear Mountain Bank more than 10 years’ experience in credit risk management, financial analysis, and portfolio management in the banking industry.  He most recently served as vice president of credit risk management for a regional bank located in Morgantown, where he managed the underwriting and monitoring of a large portfolio of commercial banking customers covering a four-state region.  Additionally, Krannich has leadership experience in commercial underwriting, credit analysis, loan workout and collections, and loan portfolio monitoring and reporting.

A graduate of the University of Akron, Krannich earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance.  He is a member of the Financial Management Association Honor Society and resides in Morgantown with his wife and children.

Clear Mountain Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank serving north-central West Virginia and western Maryland.  Clear Mountain Bank offers a comprehensive array of banking services.  The company is a leader in providing electronic banking services, including mobile banking and remote deposit.  Additional information is available at

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