S&T Bank announced its expansion in Central Ohio with the opening of a new loan production office in Columbus. The bank also recently hired two new commercial bankers to work in the office.

Carol Gillette Smith was appointed SVP and commercial banker. She has 30 years of commercial real estate and commercial banking experience in Central Ohio and held leadership positions with several financial institutions.

R. Bradley Smith was appointed SVP and commercial banker. He brings more than 25 years of finance and banking experience to his new role and a high level of expertise in the Central Ohio market.

“We are excited to gain a larger presence in Central Ohio with the opening of our Columbus office and the addition of Carol and Brad to our team,” said Todd D. Brice, president and chief executive officer of S&T Bank. “With their expertise in commercial banking and experience with local businesses, we look forward to them offering clients in the area our full array of products, services and strategic lending solutions.”

Indiana, PA-headquartered S&T Bancorp operates offices within Allegheny, Armstrong, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Clarion, Clearfield, Indiana, Jefferson, Washington and Westmoreland counties as well as loan production office in northeast Ohio.