Coffield files for treasurer

Staff report



SIDNEY — John E. Coffield has filed his petition to run for Shelby County Treasurer in the March 2016 Republican primary election.

“Since my retirement from Chase, I have been looking for additional ways to give back to the community. I believe I can bring a fresh perspective to this office by using the analytical skills I learned in my financial career,” Coffield said.

Coffield, 59, retired from JPMorgan Chase as vice president in March after a 36-year career with Chase and Bank One. Coffield started his career in the downtown Sidney office of Citizens Baughman National Bank in 1978. The bank was renamed Bank One Sidney in 1979. After working in several areas of the bank, Coffield was named assistant cashier and manager of card services in 1984. He was named assistant vice president in 1987.

In June 1992, Coffield accepted a new position with Banc One Services Corp. in Columbus as a project manager for financial card services. In 1996, he transferred to Bank One Payment Services as MIS manager. This division merged with Paymentech in 2000. Paymentech was one of the largest merchant-acquiring businesses in the U.S. After the Bank One merger with Chase in 2004, Paymentech was consolidated with Chase Merchant Services to become Chase Paymentech.

After being named vice president in 2009, Coffield requested that he be allowed to return to Sidney and work from home. This allowed him to help take care of his aging father and two, special-needs brothers.

Coffield is a 1974 graduate of Lehman High School and received his Bachelor of Science in business from Miami University in May 1978. He majored in accounting.

Coffield has been active in community service in Sidney and Shelby County for more than 35 years. He is the immediate past president of the Kiwanis Club of Sidney and also served as club secretary for seven years. He is a past president and past treasurer of the Shelby County Association for Retarded Citizens. He currently serves on the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities. He is a Central Committee member for the Shelby County Republican Party and a member of the Moose Lodge.

Coffield is single and resides in Sidney.

“John has been an asset to the party and the community. I look forward to having him join the team of Shelby County’s elected officials,” said Shelby County Republican Party Chairperson Julie Ehemann.


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