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Andy Baker Named 2019 Distinguished Alum

Mr. Andy Baker

EKU's Department of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems is pleased to announce that Mr. Andy Baker has been selected as the departmental distinguished alum for 2019.

Mr. Baker will be honored during a presentation on Thursday, November 14, 2019. The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

Andy Baker is currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Traditional Bank, where he has worked for nearly 35 years. Traditional Bank was founded in Mt. Sterling Kentucky in 1902 and remains an independent, locally-owned bank with 245 employees in its six-county service area.  The bank has 16 locations in Central and Eastern Kentucky and approximately $1.6 billion in assets. 

Baker began his career with Traditional Bank in 1985, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Eastern Kentucky University.  Through a variety of roles he developed a deep understanding of the operational and administrative facets of the organization.

Baker has had a desire to serve his community which has played a vital role in his personal and professional life.  He is president of the Montgomery County affiliate for Habitat for Humanity (20 years), an advisory director for the Montgomery County Area Technology Center, a local trustee for the United Way of the Bluegrass, and a member of St. Patrick Church Parish and Finance Council.  A lifelong learner, Baker has embraced opportunities which could build his professional expertise as well as enhance his knowledge of the local markets that Traditional Bank serves. 

While at EKU, Baker met his wife of 32 years, Mary Weigel (Bachelor of Science in Nursing 1984), and together they have 3 adult children and a daughter-in-law.  In his free time he enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling to National Parks with his family.

Congratulations Mr. Andy Baker on being selected as the 2019 Distinguished Alum representing the Department of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems.

Published on October 31, 2019

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