Petersburg, WV — Grant County Bank announced that Laura E. Kessel, CPA, has been appointed to the Grant County Bank Board of Directors, effective October 13, 2022.
Ms. Kessel is the owner of Kessel CPA and Associates, LLC, located between Petersburg and Moorefield, which opened in 2017. Ms. Kessel is a 2005 graduate of Moorefield High School and a 2008 graduate of West Virginia University with a major in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. Subsequently, she obtained her Masters degree in Accountancy from West Virginia University in 2009. She purchased the former Baker Rocks Accounting practice in 2017, having worked for the prior owner for seven years. Ms. Kessel is actively involved in the Hardy County Chamber of Commerce and the Tri-County Fair and enjoys working on the family farm in her spare time. She resides in Fisher with her husband Niles Ridgeway.
George Ford, Grant County Bank President & CEO, said, “We are extremely pleased Ms. Kessel has agreed to join our board. We believe she will make an excellent addition to the board due to her accounting background and experience in running her own business. Her extensive relationships with local small businesses and individuals will be a major asset to our organization as we continue to grow.”