Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank Announces CEO Retirement and Succession Plan | News, Sports, Jobs


WATERFORD – The chief executive of Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank is retiring and his successor has been appointed, the board has announced.

Christina Combs will be replaced by Katie Tucker, the board said.

Combs began her career with Beneficial Finance Co. in Marietta where she worked for 25 years. In 2003, she became Vice President of Lending at Waterford Bank. In 2013, she was promoted to CEO and successfully held this position for the past nine years, culminating her career in the financial industry spanning over 45 years.

Combs is originally from Churchtown and resides in Beverly with her husband Rob. She looks forward to spending time with her two daughters and plans to travel during her retirement.

Tucker is a graduate of Waterford High School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from John Carroll University. After graduating from college, she served in the United States Army as a transportation officer for eight years, serving in Alaska, Thailand, Australia, Hawaii, and Virginia before leaving the military.

After her military service, she obtained an associate degree in Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu. She then served as Executive Director of the Ohio Department, American Legion Auxiliary for 10 years. Tucker has served on the board of Waterford Bank since 2015 and is now a full-time employee of the bank.

She attended Barret Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tennessee. Tucker appreciates the opportunity to help other veterans and others in the community where she grew up.

Tucker resides in Beverly with her husband, Troy. Katie and Troy are active and volunteer members of American Legion Post 389 and together they also run Big Food Little Kitchen, a food truck and fun weekend project.

Combs and Tucker worked together and moved on to their new roles. Combs will continue to serve on the board and consult for the bank in the near future.

The Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank, located in Waterford, is an independent, community-focused bank that provides quality service to its customers. Founded in 1908, the bank offers savings, checking, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, as well as consumer, business and home loans to communities in Washington, Morgan and Perry counties. For more information visit waterfordbank.com or follow them on Facebook.

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