Merrillville-based Centier Bank has announced Albert Gutierrez and Joe Seaman have joined its board of directors. Gutierrez serves as president of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawka. Seaman retired last year after serving the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce as chief executive officer.

June 5, 2015

News Release

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce that Albert L. Gutierrez and Joseph Seaman have joined Centier Bank’s Board of Directors. Gutierrez and Seaman join a group of dynamic and visionary business leaders from throughout the state to serve on the board of the $2.7 billion dollar Centier Bank, with locations throughout Allen, Elkhart, Hamilton, Lake, La Porte, Marshall, Porter, St. Joseph, and Tippecanoe Counties.

Albert L. Gutierrez, FACHE, MBA serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawka, Indiana. He is responsible for oversight and operations of all Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center entities (SJRMC). SJRMC is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health, the third largest Catholic healthcare system in the country.

Gutierrez is a current Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State College with a concentration in Radiologic Science, and an Executive MBA from St. Joseph’s University.

“Albert manages a large multi-hospital health system and numerous community health centers and outreach programs,” stated Schrage. “He knows the importance of technology, community, diversity…all important aspects of the workplace environment and all a priority for Centier’s growth. We look forward to his leadership on our Board of Directors.”

Joseph Seaman is a Lafayette Community Leader who created a notable legacy as president and chief executive officer serving the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his leadership in Lafayette economic development, Seaman was a career banker with 37 years of experience working in corporate finance, business development, merger-and-acquisition analysis, fiscal and employee management, and more.

Seaman is a current member of many prominent community projects, including: Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Foundation, St. Mary’s Cathedral Finance Committee, Mental Health America of Tippecanoe County, and Wabash Valley Alliance, to name a few.

“Joe’s banking and community leadership experience are an asset to our growing Centier Family,” stated Schrage. “He will undoubtedly help guide our growth in Lafayette and throughout the state, for years to come.”

About Centier Bank

Since 1895, Centier Bank has transformed from a small community bank into the largest private, family-owned bank in Indiana. For 120 years, five generations of the Schrage family have contributed a lasting legacy that has created a company built on family values, community partnership, business relationships, and a corporate culture unsurpassed in today’s community banking.

Centier was named among the top “Best Places to Work in Indiana” by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the ninth consecutive year and was named “Best Bank for Business” by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly magazine for the 13th straight year.

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