Branaman retires from full-time position at The Peoples Bank

After 42 years of service and dedication to The Peoples Bank, Robert "Bob" M. Branaman retired full time Dec. 31. He will be working part time in 2021 as a consultant.

He is a Medora native and still lives there with his wife, Janie. After graduating from Medora High School, he continued his education at Indiana University, where he studied business administration.

He then decided to study finance at Liberty University. He graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in 1991. 

When he started at The Peoples Bank in 1978, Branaman was the electronic data processing manager. Throughout the years, he has moved up to vice president and trust officer and then eventually to executive vice president and chief financial officer, his position at retirement.

Branaman currently serves on TPB Bancorp and The Peoples Bank board of directors and is a member of the Medora Community Lions Club, Medora Lodge No. 328 F&AM and Medora Christian Church.

Previously, Branaman was the first vice president of Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. and was a member of the Medora Community School Corp. board of trustees, Schneck Medical Center Foundation and Bedford Medical Center Foundation.

He mentioned he will miss both the staff and customers he gets to see every day, but in his newly acquired spare time, he looks forward to spending more time with his wife and family.

He has one son, Chris, and four stepchildren, Todd Snodgrass, Chris Snodgrass, Craig Reynolds and Brittany Reynolds, along with five grandchildren. He also looks forward to traveling more often and taking Ranger rides through the county.