Daily News: January 7, 2019

Allen, Lane Join Middlefield Banking Company as EVPs


Michael L. Allen joined The Middlefield Banking Company as executive vice president/chief banking officer, while John D. Lane joined as executive vice president/chief credit and risk officer.

Allen will be responsible for managing the company’s retail and commercial banking operations and marketing activities, and Lane will be responsible for leading the company’s credit administration, loan administration and risk/audit/compliance programs.

President and CEO Thomas G. Caldwell stated, “I am excited to welcome Mike and John to Middlefield. Mike and John are proven leaders that have the experience, drive, and diverse skill set to immediately add value across our organization. Over the past several years we have made a number of important personnel decisions that are focused on enhancing our leadership team and driving growth.”

Allen has over 30 years of banking experience. He was most recently president, Mid-Ohio Valley Division for Premier Bank. Prior to that, from 2002 to 2014, Allen was a financial professional at AXA Advisors, and, from 1984 to 2001, held various positions, including member of the board of directors at Traders Bankshares. Allen is also a Certified Public Account.

Lane has over 15 years of banking experience. He previously served as senior vice president of Credit Risk at Civista Bank and as a vice president, relationship manager and commercial loan workout officer for Huntington National Bank. Before that, Lane held various roles at NVR, Advanced Handling Systems and Cintas. Before his business career, he spent eight years in the United States Army.

Headquartered in Middlefield, OH, The Middlefield Banking Company has total assets of over $1.2 billion as of September 30, 2018. The bank operates 15 full-service banking centers and an LPL Financial brokerage office serving Beachwood, Chardon, Cortland, Dublin, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury, Orwell, Powell, Solon, Sunbury, Twinsburg, and Westerville in Ohio.