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.