Archive for Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Butell steps down from Baldwin State Bank; Dillon to succeed

April 23, 2008

There's a changing of the guard this week at the Baldwin State Bank.

After 44 years at the bank, Carl A. Butell is retiring as president. He will be replaced by Thomas G. Dillon, who started his career at BSB in 1970.

"I feel very fortunate to have Tom Dillon at our bank," said Butell. "He is a very capable banker. Most importantly, I know that he has a deep commitment to our community and customers."

The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon and takes effect immediately. Dillon has served in many roles during his 38 years at the bank and has been executive vice president since 1997.

"It's an exciting time," said Dillon.

Dillon is a lifetime resident of the Baldwin City community. He is a graduate of Baldwin High School and Baker University. He has held many roles on community activities, including serving as treasurer of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce.

Butell is a lifetime resident, as well, and will continue on as chairman of the bank's board of trustees.

"I'm happy, too," he said.

Baldwin State Bank is the oldest business in Baldwin City and was started in 1892.


Peabody 10 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure that no one would argue that saying "thank you" is an insufficient sentiment for the service that Carl Butell has given to Baldwin City over the course of his career at the Baldwin State Bank.

Not only has Mr. Butell provided sound leadership for one of Baldwin City's most important and longstanding businesses, he has been steadfast in his support of the civic activities of our community. In my eyes, he is a model of small town citizenship.

Godspeed to you, Mr. Butell, in your retirement. May you enjoy as much success in this next chapter of your life as you have enjoyed in previous ones.

Tony Brown


eeCrummins 10 years, 1 month ago

A tip of the hat and a bow to Mr. Butell for being a businessman of the first rate. His time-tested approach to lending based, not just on what the computer tells him about us, but what he knows and believes to be trustworthy about us has led him to great success and built a very worthwhile and enduring institution. My family and I wish him and his family the best possible retirement.



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