Denise M. Penz

President & CEO

Denise M. Penz is the President and CEO of The Preferred Legacy Trust Company. She began her banking career in 1996 after serv­ing in the United States Navy. Until 2008, Denise led the regional Wealth Division for Belmont National Bank, Sky Bank, and Huntington Bank. Following this venture, she became a principal with a private equity group and raised capital to acquire a controlling interest in Ohio Legacy Corp and Ohio Legacy Bank. Denise previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Wealth Manager of Premier Bank & Trust. Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors for the Bank and Ohio Legacy Corp. Denise has led all areas of wealth manage­ment, including trust, private banking, and brokerage. She also has led retail banking, mortgage lend­ing, and all of the support areas of the bank. Denise received a Bachelor’s of Science in Account­ing & Management from West Liberty State College, a Master’s of Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University, and a gradu­ate level certificate from Cannon Trust Schools. She is very active in her community as a member of the board of trustees for A Special Wish Foundation, a member of The Women’s Giving Circle, a founding member of Women’s Impact, and president of the board for the YWCA-Wheeling.

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