Mark Palazzo hired as Associated senior vice president commercial banking team leader

Mark Palazzo hired as Associated senior vice president commercial banking team leader

Cincinnati - April 9, 2012 - Mark Palazzo has been hired as senior vice president, commercial banking team leader for the Greater Cincinnati market. In his role Palazzo is responsible for leading business development efforts and client relationship management. Prior to joining Associated, he was at Key Bank and also held a similar position with National City. A graduate of Albion College, Palazzo is very active in the community serving as an executive board member and foundation board chair for Health Point Family Services, foundation board vice chair for Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, and a member on the Regional Youth Leadership Committee as part of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Palazzo 's office is at 312 Walnut Street, Suite 3450, Cincinnati.

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