BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tim Yessin                                                                                        Chair, Vice President, Private Client Group

Born and raised in Lexington, Yessin graduated with honors in economics from the University of Kentucky. He has 18 years of banking experience and is currently an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor with Fifth Third Bank in Lexington. Yessin is an NCAA Lacrosse official and serves on several boards associated with the sport. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Jennifer, and two children.

Matth. Toebben
Director & President, Toebben Construction Inc.


Toebben was born in 1931 in Lorup, Germany. One of 11 children, he grew up on his family’s 60-acre farm. At age 15, Toebben attended trade school in Borger, Germany, where he studied woodworking. As a 20-year-old, Toebben wanted to start his own business but was too young to take the master exam for certification. As a result, he decided to come to “the Land of Opportunity.”

Toebben, who spoke no English, arrived in America in 1953 with $10 and all his belongings in a suitcase he crafted from plywood. He came to Northern Kentucky, where his sister and brother-in-law lived, and went to work as a finish carpenter during the day and a freelance carpenter at night, saving all the money he could. He also taught himself to speak, read and write English.

In 1955, Toebben married his wife, LaVerne, and started his own business now known as Toebben Companies. During the next several years, his family grew to five children and his business expanded as land was purchased for building homes. The company has experienced consistent growth for several decades.

Best known as a homebuilder, Toebben also believes in giving back to the community, particularly in the area of education. He shares his success with others by being involved with many organizations in Northern Kentucky.

Just as this “land of opportunity” once gave a young German immigrant the opportunity to succeed, Toebben’s generosity of spirit gives others the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

Tom Dupree, Jr.
Owner, Dupree Financial GroupDupree

As a 31-year veteran of the securities business, Tom Dupree, Jr., has helped many people achieve their financial goals. Aside from his work, Tom is a devoted husband, father, friend and philanthropist. Tom represents the third generation of his family in the securities business, and has wide experience in many financial areas, such as fixed income and equity portfolio management, research, institutional sales, stock brokerage, and financial planning. After spending eighteen years with a large, New York based brokerage firm, Tom started Dupree Financial Group with the sole purpose of providing excellent customer attention and service.

Relationships are important to Tom and, as you will learn, it is important to him to know his clients so he can best suit their personal needs. Advice is given personally, and is based on each client’s needs and desires.

Tom hosts his own financial radio program on Lexington’s NewsRadio 630 WLAP-AM.

 Steve Megerle                                                                                   Attorney

Steven J. Megerle is lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. He is an attorney and has been licensed to practice law in Kentucky since 2005.

He is also admitted to practice law in several federal courts including the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals where just last year he argued a First Amendment case related to the political speech rights of public employees.

Steve has tried several civil jury cases and also argued before the Kentucky Court of Appeals.  He represents individuals and small businesses in all types of matters.  He currently represents several small businesses and individuals who are challenging the Bullitt County Board’s of Health’s passage of a county-wide smoking ban in the Louisville federal court.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and History with Honors from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York and received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.