Scholar Stays Home and Makes a Difference

Adam Naville, Senior Vice President, WesBanco

“I love Southern Indiana. This community has been so important to me and my family that, coming home after college to give back and make a difference in the community that helped raise me, was the only option.”

Adam Naville and his wife Brittany were both born and raised in Southern Indiana. Growing up, he remembers his family talking about the importance of giving back and serving the community they have long called home. During his time as a student at Providence High School, Adam started down his own path of service as a member of the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana’s Youth Philanthropy Council. And in 2003, Adam was selected to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, a scholarship administered by the Community Foundation.

“Receiving the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship created an opportunity for me to continue my education and focus on the things that mattered most. It opened new doors and allowed me to pursue my bachelor’s degree from Ball State University,” Naville said. “That scholarship, and the degree it helped me earn, became the foundation of my career and helped put me in a position to succeed.”

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics and finance at Ball State University, Adam returned home to receive his Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University Southeast and began his career at what is now WesBanco, where he is senior vice president and oversees commercial lending.

Today, Adam and Brittany are continuing the tradition of giving back and serving their community – acting as great examples to their three children. Over the years, Adam’s service includes volunteering on numerous non-profit boards including the New Albany Deanery, Rotary Club of New Albany, Personal Counseling Services, St. Mary’s of the Knobs School Commission, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Charities, Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, and Floyd County Head Start. In addition, Adam and Brittany have started their own charitable giving fund at the Community Foundation which is helping them give in meaningful and impactful ways.

“There is no better place to call home than Southern Indiana and no more important task than giving back to the community that has provided me and my family with so many opportunities.”

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