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Meet Aleece Dye - AVP Trust & Business Development Officer. Contact or 740.885.7259.


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Meet Our Wealth Advisors

Deborah Rhoades

Deborah Rhoades, SVP, Manager Trust & Investment Services

As Manager for Peoples Trust & Investment Services, Deborah is responsible for the day-to-day operations and coordinates efforts for this division across the comprehensive line of financial services offered by the bank. Deborah has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Deborah holds FINRA licenses 6, 7, 63 and 65 and insurance license for Life and Health. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 740.376.7577

Shaun Kiser

Shaun Kiser, SVP, Chief Investment Officer

Shaun has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and an Master of Business Administration from Morehead State University. He is a Certified Financial Planner™. Shaun is on the board and is the former treasurer of the Russell Independent Schools Endowment Foundation. He is also a member of the Huntington Estate Planning Council and the Ashland Rotary Club.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 606.834.3027

Leanna Ross

Leanna Ross, SVP, Retirement Plan Services Relationship Manager/Sales Consultant

Leanna has more than 20 years of experience in the employee benefits industry. She has completed the Cannon Trust School with Certifications in Retirement Services and IRAs. She also has completed 2 years at Cannon Trust School for Certified Trust Advisors. Leanna earned an Associate Degree in Accounting/Business from Ashland Community College.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 606.834.3023

Jeff Carmichael

Jeff Carmichael, VP, Trust & Business Development Officer

As an experienced Fiduciary, Jeff is dedicated to helping individuals and families build, preserve and transition their wealth. Jeff has more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Virginia University and the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Jeff currently serves as Chairman of the Trust Administrative Committee for Peoples Bank. He also serves as Treasurer for the Peoples Bank Foundation.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 304.205.7891

Aleece Dye

Aleece Dye, VP, Trust and Business Development Officer

Aleece enjoys building strong relationships with business owners, as well as personal clients and their families, to better understand their long and short term financial goals and concerns. She works collaboratively with other professional advisors to implement customized solutions that fit the client’s needs. Aleece’s professionalism shows in her focus on the client’s best interest while proactively servicing their financial needs. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 740.885.7259

Matt Evans

Matt Evans, SVP, Trust Officer

Matt has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University and a Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. He has earned the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). Additionally, Matt holds his Series 7 and 66 Securities Licenses, as well as his Ohio and West Virginia Life and Health Insurance License.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 740.374.6108

Evan Fischer

Evan Fischer, Retirement Plan Services Relationship Manager

Evan’s role as a relationship manager is to help business clients identify their retirement needs and service those relationships. Evan does this by offering specific investments, or other products and services, to help his clients achieve their goals. Evan has more than ten years of experience in the financial services industry. Evan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Kent State University. Evan holds his Series 6 Securities License as well as his Ohio Life and Variable Insurance License.  

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 740.610.2017

Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson, AVP, Trust & Business Development Specialist

Sarah began her career in banking in 2006, and has been at Peoples Bank since 2018. Prior to her current role, Sarah was a Branch Manager at Peoples Bank’s Springboro location. She is currently working towards her Certified Retirement Plan Professional designation. Sarah grew up near Seattle, Washington and earned her bachelor’s degree from Xavier University.

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 937.283.3040

Chris White

Chris White, VP, Trust Officer

Chris White is a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner and has a career in financial services spanning 30 years. Chris has professional experience as a financial planner, investment advisor, insurance specialist, trust officer, retirement plan specialist, relationship manager, and tax return preparer. Chris also teaches the CFP® curriculum at Xavier University in private and online classrooms. 

Email: [email protected]
Phone number: 937.283.3027

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