First Exchange Bank Hires Clayton Rice as Commercial Loan Officer

White Hall, WV– First Exchange Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Clayton Rice as a Commercial Loan Officer in their White Hall Office. In this role, Mr. Rice will be focused on helping new and current clients with their commercial banking needs throughout North Central West Virginia.

“Clayton is well-known in North Central West Virginia, particularly in the Harrison County market and will be providing excellent service to our existing and new customers throughout the region,” said C. Brent Skidmore, Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of First Exchange Bank. “Clayton is experienced and exhibits creativity and drive to assist his customers.”

Clayton Rice has 26 years of banking experience, 18 of which were spent in leadership roles in West Virginia, and 10 years of owning and managing his own business. Mr. Rice is a graduate of West Virginia University with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Accounting.

“I am thrilled to be joining First Exchange Bank, North Central West Virginia’s premier community bank,” said Clayton Rice. “Their commitment to providing exceptional personal service and innovative banking solutions, presents an exciting opportunity to further my career. I look forward to making a positive impact on both First Exchange Bank and its staff.” 

“We are excited to add Clayton to our team as we continue to provide excellent customer service and products to the Harrison County area. Clayton exemplifies what sets First Exchange Bank apart from our competition in North Central West Virginia region,” said Bill Goettel, President, and CEO of First Exchange Bank. “Clayton’s customer service experience is second to none, and we are excited that he is a member of our team.

Rice is a native of Bridgeport, WV. He and his wife, Jill, have three children, Alex, Paige and Adam.

First Exchange Bank is a locally owned and operated bank that has been serving the communities of Marion, Monongalia, and Wetzel counties since 1932. For more information on First Exchange Bank and their commercial lending products, visit