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130th Bash-Program

posted on Friday, June 8, 2018

At 7:30 p.m. President and CEO Scott Thomson greeted the crowd. He said, “Thank you all for coming out today and braving the weather to help us celebrate.” He noted his late father, Jack Thomson, always said, “April 1 was not a foolish day for our family, but rather it was the date the bank was founded in 1888 by my great-grandfather, Robert Thomson. I stand here today honored to be the fourth generation Thomson banker, humbled in the fact this couldn’t have happened without your patronage and belief in CUSB Bank through the years.” Scott introduced his entire family to the crowd. 

Scott and his wife, Stephanie have three children: Samantha (husband Tom Hall), John, and William. He then announced his son, John, is the fifth generation to work at CUSB Bank. He started in Osage recently.

He continued, “Since our last celebration, the 125th in 2013,we have given or have pledged over $1.1 million back to the communities we are so fortunate to serve. That wouldn’t have happened without your support and business.”

The biggest announcement came when Thomson declared he would be stepping down as president in 2021, moving solely to the CEO position. Taking over for him will be Mike Drees, current Senior Vice President and Compliance Officer.

Drees then spoke, saying he was excited about the opportunity. “I would not seek or accept this position at most banks if I didn’t believe in what the bank stands for! I’ve been here 11 years and know the bank stands for family, it stands for the family of the employees, and it stands for taking care and giving back to the communities we serve.”

Then Scott introduced Katie Ferrie to the crowd and recognized her as the CUSB Party Princess and presented her with an engraved vase of flowers and tiara in recognition for Outstanding Celebration Coordination for the bank's 120, 125, and 130 Events.

Former bank president, John O'Byrne (right) congratulates incoming President Mike Drees (left) who will take the helm in 2021. 

After that the Thomson Family did the first round of prize drawings.

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