Abdul MuhammadSenior Vice President WesBanco Bank
Abdul Muhammad is the senior vice president of residential lending in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for WesBanco, Inc. Having joined the Lexington-Fayette County NAACP in 2015, he served as its president for three years, finishing his term on December 31, 2020. He is a past chair of the Equity Council for Fayette County Public Schools and a past member of the High Street YMCA (Central Kentucky) board, where he chaired the fundraising committee. Mr. Muhammad currently serves as the district director for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc in Kentucky and as a board member for both the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County and Fayette County Local Development Corporation. He has a BS in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign.
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