The Bank Slate


Former MLB player to join Farmers National board

A former professional baseball player will join the board of Farmers National Banc Corp. in Canfield, Ohio.

The $4.1 billion-asset Farmers said in a press release that André Thornton will join the board on Jan. 1, with an initial term that will run through 2024. Thornton will also serve on the corporate governance and nominating committee and the board enterprise risk management committee.

Thornton, who played for the Cleveland Indians for 11 seasons, is president and CEO of ASW Global.

“With an extensive background in business and entrepreneurship, we welcome André to Farmers and believe his experience will continue to solidify our board,” Kevin Helmick, the company’s president and CEO, said in the release.

A number of former professional athletes, including Jake Delhomme, Darrell Green and Drew Brees, have served on bank boards.

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