Home Savings hires Thomas R. Poe as senior vice president; responsibilities to include Cleveland market

The Home Savings and Loan Company is announcing the hiring of Thomas R. Poe as Senior Vice President, Market President, Northeast Ohio Commercial Banking. Home Savings is a subsidiary of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC).

“We are very pleased to welcome Tom to Home Savings. He joins the Bank at an important time as we have begun executing our strategies to grow, particularly in commercial and small business lending. His leadership, business development skills and knowledge of the Cleveland market will greatly enhance our ability to serve more customers. I value his experience and know that he will be an asset to the organization,” said Gary Small, president and CEO.

Poe has over 35 years of experience. In his new role, Poe is responsible for managing commercial banking activity in the Cleveland market.

Poe began his banking career at National City Bank (now PNC), where he worked for 17 years. He was promoted to president and CEO of National City Commercial Finance, the asset based lending group for National City Bank. Since then, he has served as managing director for GMAC Commercial Finance and vice president, regional sales manager for MidCap Business Credit. He was most recently employed as executive vice president, senior lender for FirstNational Bank.

Poe, who earned a master’s in business administration from Baldwin Wallace College, is active in the Cleveland community. He is a member of Turnaround Manager Association and the Association for Corporate Growth. He also serves as an executive board member (and past president) for the Boy Scouts of America Cleveland Council. He currently resides in Rocky River.

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