Lance Morrison joins Cortland Banks as Vice President, General Counsel

June 10, 2013
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CORTLAND – (6/10/13) Cortland Banks is pleased to announce the recent addition of Lance A. Morrison as Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Human Resources.  With more than 21 years of legal experience, Lance’s practice specialties include employment law, commercial real estate, corporate law and general business law.

A graduate of The Ohio State University and its Moritz College of Law, Lance was a Partner with Nadler, Nadler and Burdman Co., L.P.A., in Canfield for the past five years.  A former Partner of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell, LTD., in Youngstown, Lance was also a lieutenant for the United States Navy, having served for the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. 

Lance was recognized as one of Super Lawyers? Rising Stars in 2005, an accolade only received by 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state. A member of the Ohio Bar Association, along with its Mahoning County Chapter, Lance has been involved with community organizations such as United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, Rotary Club, Mahoning County Audit Committee, Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber, American Legion, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Leadership Mahoning Valley and more. Lance is the incoming chairman of the Board of Directors for Compass Family and Community Services.

A native of Hubbard, Lance is a graduate of Hubbard High School, and currently resides in Beaver Township with his wife Geneen Marie (Frank) Morrison and two daughters, Katharine Mary, 18, and Olivia Michelle, 13.

An independent Community Bank since 1892, Cortland Banks serves Trumbull, Portage, Ashtabula, Geauga and Mahoning Counties.  Cortland Banks offers products and services similar to regional and national banks, and emphasizes responsive and personalized service.  The Company's "Local Banking/Local Decisions" theme highlights a culture where customers are known by name rather than account number, and where decisions are made by directors and managers who reside and work in the communities where the Company's headquarters and branches operate. Cortland Banks has recently expanded its mortgage business into the wholesale arena by introducing the CSB Mortgage Company Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank. Also, through a partnership with Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI), the Bank has created the Cortland Investment Group, the investment and wealth management products and services. As The Cortland Savings & Banking Company celebrates its 121st anniversary of community banking, the Bank takes great pride in its community bank history and strives to provide its customers with the highest quality of integrated financial services for years to come.

For additional information about Cortland Banks visit www.cortland-banks.com

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For more information please contact:

Sara A. Smith, AVP, Marketing & Communications Director
Cortland Banks 194 West Main Street, Cortland, Ohio 44410
(330) 637-8040, ext. 1132 | ssmith@cortland-banks.com | www.cortland-banks.com
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