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Luther Deaton Nominated Treasurer of the ABA

Lexington, KY – Luther Deaton,Jr. chairman, president & CEO of Central Bank, has been nominated to serve as the treasurer of the American Bankers Association. The American Bankers Association’s Nominating Committee has selected the official slate of candidates for ABA officers for election at the association’s annual convention to be held in New York, October 21-23.

In addition to Mr. Deaton, the nominating committee has named Jeffrey M. Szyperski for chairman, Laurie L. Stewart for chairman-elect and James J. Edwards for vice chairman.

“We’re grateful that the nominating committee has delivered such a terrific slate of officers for the coming year,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “These passionate industry leaders dedicate a tremendous amount of their time to represent America’s banks before Congress, regulatory agencies and across the globe.  We appreciate their expertise, leadership, and dedication to our industry.”

“I am honored by the opportunity to serve in this capacity and to represent community banks at the national level,” stated Deaton. “I am eager to work with the other nominees to address important issues affecting banks across the country.”

About The American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $9 trillion in loans. Learn more at

About Central Bank

Central Bank is headquartered in Lexington, KY. With more than 100,000 customers throughout Kentucky, Central Bank serves consumers and businesses with full-service banking, investment, mortgage, insurance and wealth management services, all provided locally.  Central Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Central Bancshares, Inc. that operates 26 banking offices and 37 ATMs in Boone, Clark, Fayette, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Madison, and Scott counties.  Central Bancshares is the holding company for Central Bank & Trust Co., Central Insurance Services and Central Investment Center. Central Bank was recently honored as a Best Place to Work in Kentucky