Local attorney named to Consumer’s board


MINERVA – The Board of Directors of Consumers Bancorp Inc. approved the appointment of Shawna L. L’Italien as a Class II director and Michael A. Wheeler as a Class I director, effective March 11. L’Italien and Wheeler were also appointed as directors of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Consumers National Bank, effective March 11.

L’Italien, a Salem resident, is partner in the Salem office of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell Ltd and serves on the firm’s Management Committee. Practicing law since 1996, she focuses her practice on business organization, commercial and real estate transaction, succession planning, elder law and estate planning. She is a graduate of the University of Mount Union and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.

Wheeler serves as president and chief legal officer of Patriot Software, a Canton-based payroll and accounting software firm. At Patriot Software for 15 years, Wheeler handles most business, legal and financial aspects of the company. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Union and the University of Akron School of Law.

“As a lifetime resident of Columbiana County and active community volunteer, Shawna will provide valuable insight as we work to serve the needs of our eastern markets. While her business, real estate and elder law experience will bring additional expertise to the board, her past and current leadership roles in local non-profit organizations add to her unique perspective. Shawna understands the financial needs of Salem and the surrounding communities.

Mike brings a similar perspective to our Stark County markets. A lifetime Jackson Township resident, his extensive community involvement, passion for providing technology to small businesses and commitment to creating high-tech jobs in northeast Ohio fits well with Consumers’ mission. We look forward to his finance, legal and technology experience as we work to serve the increasingly tech-savvy business community and consumer market. We are very pleased that Shawna and Mike have joined our board. They are both community leaders who have a vested interest in two of Consumers core markets,” said Ralph J. Lober II, President & CEO of Consumers Bancorp Inc. and Consumers National Bank.


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