Two male employees and one female employee

September 23, 2022

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio – Ohio Valley Bank recently announced promotions within the bank’s compliance department.

Andrew Hudson was promoted to OVB vice president, senior compliance officer, CRA, privacy and fair lending officer. In this role, Hudson will oversee the bank’s compliance team. Ryan Jones, OVB chief operating and risk officer, described Hudson as being ready to tackle his new responsibilities.

“Drew has been with OVB for over 10 years. He worked directly with his predecessor enabling him to back up the duties of the compliance officer. He’s proven many times that he’s ready for this new role, and voluntarily takes on new responsibilities, such as obtaining a fair lending certification in early 2022,” Jones said.

Hudson is a 2010 graduate of Marshall University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics. He grew up in Point Pleasant, W.Va., and graduated from Point Pleasant High School in 2006. Outside of work, Hudson enjoys watching and going to a variety of sporting events. He currently resides in Independence, Ky., with his wife.

Mary McKinniss was promoted to compliance officer II.

“Mary has been with OVB for over eight years and recently completed the ABA (American Bankers Association) Foundational Compliance School in 2021. She has managed and maintained many of the compliance functions within the overall program,” Jones said. “I look for her to continue to grow professionally as she will work alongside the senior compliance officer.”

McKinniss obtained an associates in business management from the University of Rio Grande as well a bachelor’s in applied management from Ohio University. She also earned a banking certification from the University of Rio Grande. She is a 2012 graduate of River Valley High School. In her spare time, she enjoys watching the Marvel movies. McKinniss currently resides in Gallipolis with her husband and their two daughters.

Jacob Wheeler was named senior compliance analyst. Jones described Wheeler as prepared to take on his new role.

“Jacob has been with OVB for over six years. He completed the ABA Foundational Compliance School in 2021. He is very detail oriented and will be instrumental with current projects. Jacob will also help train new compliance staff in the future,” Jones said.

Wheeler graduated from the University of Rio Grande in 2016, where he obtained bachelor’s degrees in marketing and business. He is also a 2011 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. Wheeler is involved in his community and currently sits on multiple boards for Grace United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoys watching the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team. He currently resides in Gallipolis.

Ohio Valley Bank, which operates 17 offices and was established in 1872, is a FDIC-insured community bank based in Gallipolis, Ohio, and is a state member bank of the Federal Reserve. Common stock for the bank’s parent company, Ohio Valley Bank Corp., is traded on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC. More information can be found at Ohio Valley Bank’s website at

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