MANSFIELD — Geneva Siegenthaler Cummins has been elected to the Board of Directors of both Mechanics Financial Corporation and Mechanics Bank to replace retiring director, Thomas R. Siegenthaler.  

According to Mark E. Masters, President, “Thomas R. Siegenthaler served Mechanics with distinction for approximately 26 years. We give Tom our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude for his dedication to Mechanics.”

Geneva Cummins, daughter of Thomas R. Siegenthaler, is a life-long resident of Mansfield and a graduate of Denison University and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She has served as a part-time Magistrate with the Richland County Court of Common Pleas in both the Domestic Relations Division and Juvenile Division. 

She is active in the community, serving as an appointed board member to the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities and President of the Mansfield-Richland County Public Library Board of Trustees. Additionally, she serves as a board member of the Friendly House and as a member of the Investment and Distribution Committee of the John and Pearl Conard Foundation. She is a past board member of the United Way of Richland County, the Renaissance Performing Arts Association and past advisory committee member of the Connections Fund at the Richland County Foundation. 

She and her husband Bruce have two children.

“It is with excitement that we congratulate and welcome Geneva Cummins as our newest board member,” Masters said. “Recognizing her experience as an attorney, her active engagement in our community, and commitment to Mechanics, we anticipate and look forward to the positive impact she will make as we continue serving customers ‘The Mechanics Way.'”

Mechanics Bank, with nine locations in Richland County, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mechanics Financial Corporation, which has assets over $500 million. Started over 130 years ago, Mechanics Bank is Richland County’s only independent bank.

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