Grafton Sizemore

Grafton Sizemore

The Cecilian Bank

Though he’s still in his 20s, Hardin County native Grafton Sizemore has become a big name in local banking. Sizemore, 28, serves as Business Products Specialist at The Cecilian Bank.

Sizemore graduated from North Hardin High School in 2009, received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Management from The University of Kentucky in 2013 and earned his Masters in Business Administration in 2014.

Upon receiving his degrees, Sizemore said he was eager to return home to work. He spent a year working in Lexington before being hired by The Cecilian Bank in 2015.

“I enjoyed my time in Lexington but there is something extremely special about this area,” he said. “I can go into the grocery store on a Saturday and see several people I don’t know but run into people I’ve known my whole life. On one hand, you feel like you know everyone but on the other, you realize there is always opportunity to meet new people.”

At The Cecilian Bank, Sizemore helps area businesses with everything from basic account needs to processing business credit cards to matching them with commercial lenders to help close on properties.

“In short, I work to help make dreams become realities for small and big business owners,” Sizemore said.

The Cecilian Bank President and CEO Greg Pawley said Sizemore has excelled in the four years spent working at the bank.

“Grafton has educated himself on the intricacies of the financial industry with hard work,” Pawley said.

Sizemore also is a member of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Leadership Hardin County Class, is a member of the BNI Commonwealth Connections Elizabethtown chapter and serves on Relay for Life and United Way teams. He has used his involvement with Leadership Hardin County to help lead a project with Habitat for Humanity as well.

Sizemore also helps raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters through Bowl for Kids Sake and Junior Achievement through the annual Penguin Plunge event.

In his free time, Sizemore enjoys watching and attending University of Kentucky games with family and friends, playing golf, playing tennis, participating in fantasy football and traveling. Sizemore said his biggest travel goals are to see Europe, Australia, and Hawaii.

“However, at the end of the day, Hardin County is where I want to come home to,” he said.

Andrew Critchelow can be reached at 270-505-1746 or acritchelow@thenewsenterprise.com.

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