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Bank exec Franklin appointed as new St. Louis Regional Airport commissioner

Larry Franklin has been appointed to the St. Louis Regional Airport Board of Commissioners to serve a five-year term on the board beginning with the meeting tonight, June 21.

franklin larryFranklin, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CNB Bank & Trust, is located in Alton, one of the bank’s 14 locations, which includes 13 in Illinois and one in Clayton, Mo. His main responsibility is the total sales and service effort of the operation.

“I am looking forward to my first term in public service working on behalf of St. Louis Regional Airport,” said Franklin. “The airport has been bringing in meaningful aviation jobs and actively supporting the community since it was first founded as Civic Memorial Airport in 1946.”

A lifelong resident of the River Bend, his past volunteer work has included terms on numerous non-profit boards during his career including the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Alton and Salvation Army. He has also served as a past chairman of the RiverBend Growth Association, the East Alton Ice Arena Management Board and the Community Bank Service Corporation in Springfield.

“I have been a banker my entire working career and I understand what it takes to attract and retain customers,” says Franklin. “I take great pride in hearing success stories from people we have helped with their financial needs. To have the people as friends is the icing on the cake.”

Franklin attended Southern Illinois University and he also received advanced banking certifications from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Colorado graduate school for Commercial banking. He and his wife Theresa have three children.

The airport has an East Alton mailing address and is located in the village of Bethalto. Visit

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