James R. Smail Named Chairman of the Farmers Trust Company Board

CANFIELD, Ohio--()--Farmers Trust Company has named James R. Smail, a current member of Farmers National Banc Corporation Board of Directors and the Farmers Trust Company Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Farmers Trust Company Board effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Smail has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Farmers Trust Company since July 2015.

“We are pleased to extend Jim’s expertise to the Trust Company”

“We are pleased to extend Jim’s expertise to the Trust Company,” stated Kevin J. Helmick, President & CEO, Farmers National Bank. “He is a valued member of our holding company board and his experience in banking and wealth management are a welcomed addition to the Trust Company.”

Since July 2015, Smail has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Committee for Farmers National Banc Corp. In addition, Smail also serves on the Board Enterprise Risk Management Committee. Mr. Smail utilizes his vast business and entrepreneurial knowledge to provide valuable market insights and played an integral role in the National Bancshares integration process post acquisition.

Smail has an extensive background in the banking, oil and gas and ranching businesses, having served as the Chairman and Director of Monitor Bancorp, Inc. since 1972, Chairman, Director and CEO of J.R. Smail, Inc. since 1975 and Chairman of the Board of Monitor Ranch, Inc. since 1992.

He has also served as a board member of numerous other public and private corporations, various business associations and as a board member of numerous charitable organizations over his 45 year business career.

“I am honored to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of Farmers Trust Company and in this new position as Chairman of the Board — helping to guide the talented team we have leading the Trust Company,” James R. Smail stated.

For more information, please contact Amber Wallace at 330-702-8427. To learn more about Farmers Trust Company, visit farmerstrustco.com.


Founded in 1887, Farmers is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Canfield, Ohio, with approximately $1.9 billion in banking assets and over $1 billion in trust assets. Farmers’ wholly-owned subsidiaries are comprised of Farmers National Bank, a full-service national bank engaged in commercial and retail banking with 38 banking locations in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Stark, Wayne, Medina and Cuyahoga Counties in Ohio and Beaver County in Pennsylvania, Farmers Trust Company, which operates two trust offices and offers services in the same geographic markets and National Associates, Inc. Farmers National Insurance, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Farmers National Bank, offers a variety of insurance products.


Farmers Trust Company manages over $1 billion in assets. With offices in Youngstown, Howland, Canton and Wooster, Farmers Trust offers a broad range of estate, trust, investment and pension services to both institutional and private clients. The company maintains a skilled staff to include attorneys, certified trust financial advisors, certified public accountants, chartered financial analysts, certified financial planners, an accredited investment fiduciary analyst and a professional plan consultant.


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Amber Wallace, EVP, Chief Retail and Marketing Officer, 330-702-8427

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