Peoples Federal announces promotions




SIDNEY — The promotion of three current staff members of Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association has been announced by Douglas Stewart, President and CEO.

Debra Geuy, formerly chief financial officer has been promoted to a new vice president and chief operating officer position. In her new role, she will continue to provide assistance in the accounting and regulatory reporting areas, and, in addition, lead the association in all daily operation functions, develop and implement operating policies and procedures, analyze operational problems and develop procedure for their resolution. Geuy, a 37-year employee, resides in the Kiser Lake area with her husband, Steve, and has two grown children.

Cheryl Gehret, formerly human resource and benefit plan administrator has been promoted to the new position of controller and general accounting manager. She will continue to assist with human resources functions and will work closely with Geuy in the finance and accounting area of the association and in coordinating reporting requirements and preparation of the annual report to shareholders. In addition, she will oversee the accounts payable process. Gehret, a 10-year employee, lives in the Versailles area with her husband, Brian, and their three sons.

Joshua Buehler, a 12-year employee has been promoted to vice president of lending and collections. In addition to being a loan officer, he will be responsible for the leadership and development of new lending products and assist in the development of lending policies and pricing strategies. He will participate in the development of collection policies, borrower work-out plans and other default procedures and manage internal reports to assure compliance with fair credit reporting regulations. Buehler resides near Botkins with his wife, Stephanie, and their three children.

“Our board of directors began studying revised organizational plans over a year ago to meet the changes in the deposit and real estate markets and the additional need to provide ample training in meeting the needs of the transition. A smooth transition will be a top priority for our management team as we move our institution into the future,” Stewart said.

This article was submitted by Peoples Federal Savings & Loan Association.