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Clear Mountain Bank’s Krannich Named to Generation Next: 40 Under 40 List

Posted on: June 25th, 2021

Michael Krannich, SVP/chief credit officer at Clear Mountain Bank, has been named to the 2021 Class of Generation Next: 40 Under 40, by The State Journal and WV News.

The program was created 16 years ago to celebrate outstanding professionals from across the Mountain State who are making a difference on the job or in their communities. Chosen from hundreds of entries, candidates were judged on representing the Mountaineer spirit and ideals of hard work, teamwork, and assisting others.

“We’re so proud of Mike for being named to this impressive list of outstanding professionals who are making a difference in the great state of West Virginia,” said David M. Thomas, president and CEO of Clear Mountain Bank. “Mike is so deserving of this recognition and we are blessed to have him on our leadership team.”

Krannich has more than 12 years’ experience in credit risk management, financial analysis, and portfolio management in the banking industry.  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 also a member of the Financial Management Association Honor Society and resides in Morgantown with his wife and children.

Krannich is among the featured honorees in the Generation Next special publication. His profile can be found on page 21 of the e-edition.

Clear Mountain Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank that has been serving North Central West Virginia and western Maryland for more than 125 years. The bank provides a comprehensive array of digital and traditional banking products and services to meet the needs of its personal, business, commercial, mortgage, and financial planning customers.

Widely recognized for excellence in financial services, Clear Mountain Bank has consistently earned a 5-star superior rating for financial strength and stability from BauerFinancial and is named as one of the nation’s Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group. Additional information is available at

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