Commerce Bank is proud to announce the addition of Joe Framptom to the holding company and bank’s board of directors. The current chairman and CEO of the Paducah Bank and Trust Company has served on numerous corporate, civic, and charitable boards during his career including past president of the Kentucky Bankers Association.
Framptom graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1966 with a B.S. in Commerce. In January 1974, he joined the board of directors of Paducah Bank. Framptom was instrumental in the founding of Paducah Bank Shares, Inc., a one-bank holding company that acquired ownership of Paducah Bank on July 1, 1984. At that time, he became President of Paducah Bank Shares, Inc. and President and CEO of Paducah Bank. In August 1994, Framptom relinquished the title of President of Paducah Bank and became Chairman.