Mexico resident and Commerce Bank VP of Business Services, Josh Hanley will be the recipient of the Stribling Community Service Award.
The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce will present the award at the Chamber Annual Dinner taking place January 18th at the Elks Lodge.
The complete list of award recipients will be released in December.
His parents, fraternity, Commerce Bank and his faith have all had a hand in Josh’s service to Mexico.
He grew up on a small farm an hour south of St. Louis where as a latchkey kid he learned self-reliance and the value of hard-work from his parents Riley and Suzanne. He was the first in his family to go directly to a 4-year college and attended Westminster majoring in Business and Finance.
As an undergraduate (at the the insistence of his mother) he joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He went on to serve as the chapter’s president and met a Fulton girl attending William Woods named Molly.
He later married Molly, and it was with her by his side that they decided to move to Mexico, to raise a family with small town values.
Today the Hanley’s have two children, Riley (9) and Lauren (7), both of which were born in Mexico at AMC/SSM Audrain.
Molly is the Principal of the Cochran Head Vick & Co., P.C. Certified Public Accountants office in Mexico and Josh recently celebrated his 10th year with the bank.
Reservations for the dinner are due by Friday, January 4th at the chamber office.