July 26, 2021

(Cincinnati, KY) – Forcht Bank welcomes the addition of Karen Hilton as Commercial Banking Officer in the Cincinnati Market. Ms. Hilton has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry with extensive expertise in Commercial Lending.

“I am excited to join a team that is agile and poised for growth,” said Karen Hilton.  “Forcht is focused on partnering with locally owned businesses and I look forward to helping support the bank’s strategy and our Cincinnati community.”

Hilton specializes in finding lending solutions for business clients of the Bank, to include real estate term loans, equipment loans, working capital lines of credit, construction loans and SBA loans.  In addition, she will be assisting clients with cash management solutions, as well as personal deposit accounts. Karen will be based and operating out of the Columbia Tusculum office in Cincinnati.

“We are excited to have someone as experienced as Karen join our growing team,” said Greg Niesen, Forcht Bank Regional President of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Markets. “Our clients will see immediate value from Karen and how she customizes solutions for their business needs.”

Hilton is active in the community, volunteering at several non-profits and is a member of the Junior League of Cincinnati and Rotary Club of Cincinnati.

Karen is a graduate of the The Ohio State University’s Max M. Fisher College of Business.  She resides in East Walnut Hills and enjoys running, biking and travel outside of work.  She is a proud mother of 2 daughters who currently attend the University of Florida and Florida State University.

Forcht Bank (www.forchtbank.com) is a Kentucky-based community bank with approximately $1.5 billion in assets and operates 24 banking centers in Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, Madison, Green County and Hamilton (OH).