Jeff Beard is President and CEO of SSNB, Inc. and its subsidiary Standing Stone Bank in Lancaster, Ohio. He joined the bank in 2007 and served in the position of Vice President and CFO before becoming President and CEO in January 2013. Beard has also served on the Board for both SSNB, Inc. and Standing Stone Bank since 2011. He started his career as a financial institution auditor with Crowe LLP, followed by a stint at Wendy’s as a manager of financial reporting before joining Standing Stone. Beard was also briefly involved with a start-up bank in central Ohio.
Beard earned his BBA from Tiffin University, MBA from Capital University, is a CPA and completed the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently the Chairman of the Fairfield County Foundation Board, Vice Chairman of the Route 33 Development Alliance Board and a member of the Ohio Bankers League Board. Beard has completed the Fairfield Leadership program, is a Lancaster Rotarian and was the 2018 Fairfield County United Way Campaign Chair. He is a former member of the Tiffin University Alumni Board and Board of Counselors, the United Way Impact Council, Lancaster Rotary Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters Board and Ohio Banker League Bank Services Board.
Beard resides in Pickerington, Ohio, with his wife Michelle and their three boys.