Dana Frye retiring after 35 years in banking

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Dana Frye is retiring after 35 years in the banking industry.

Dana Frye, Country Bank Senior Vice President, will retire from banking at the end of 2010 after 35 years of community banking here in Aledo. An Open House will be held on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Aledo Country Bank location from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.   

“At the beginning of 2010 I alerted the Shareholders (Country Bank Shareholders) that after 35 years in the banking business, I would be proceeding to retirement,” stated Frye. “The end of the year is almost here and I’m even more motivated to slow down a bit, travel some and spend more time with my family.”

When asked about his accomplishments, he refers to Country Bank.  “Dwight Reynolds, Iris Paulsen and I ‘birthed and raised’ Country Bank for 10-plus years to its current leadership role in our community,” he stated. “It was exciting to be one of the founders of a new community bank and we all shared the belief that a bank should strive to become part of the bedrock of its community through its service to the individuals, institutions and organizations located in the community.”  

Dwight Reynolds, Country Bank Senior Vice President, has worked with Dana all of those 35 years. “It’s always been a great pleasure working with Dana. We’ve been a really positive and effective team,” stated Reynolds. “Our personalities are different so we’ve always complemented each other very well.”

According to Todd Frye, Country Bank President and CEO, “35 years in community banking is quite an accomplishment and we’re happy to celebrate Dana’s contributions to Country Bank and to the communities that we serve.”